To help protect personally identifying information (PII), the IT Security Office (ITSO) and Communications Network Services (CNS) have collaborated to create the Restricted/Limited Access Network, or RLAN. The RLAN provides additional layers of protection for network and computing environments for employees who work with larger volumes of PII.
Important: All departments are responsible for ensuring that all computer hard drives are erased and free of all data and software.
For information on departmental procedures for data removal prior to surplus and for the specific required steps to remove data from Mac and PC machines, see the Surplus Procedures Web page.
In recent years, digital certificates have become one of the most widely accepted public key technologies used to secure electronic communications that are transmitted over the Internet. To promote the use of this technology, the Secure Information Exchange Services group within Information Technology has established the Virginia Tech Certification Authority (VTCA) to provide a digital certificate service to the campus community.
Your Virginia Tech PID is a unique Personal Identifier. Your PID belongs to you and you only. Your PID and password grant you access to your Virginia Tech e-mail, online course materials (Blackboard), Filebox, Hokie SPA, My VT, the university library databases, and more.
Virginia Tech has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.
This site uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site.
Your Virginia Tech PID is a unique Personal IDentifier. With it and the associated password, you can access the online Virginia Tech services for which you may be eligible. Access to your PID will be terminated if you are no longer an employee, a retiree, or a sponsored person, and have not been a student.
Every PID has a password associated with it. Your password ensures that no one other than you accesses the network using your PID. For your security, there are restrictions that apply when choosing your PID password.
Virginia Tech email system users are often harassed by online phishing messages. Phishing is the act of sending an email falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. Private information requested in phishing email messages often includes user names, account passwords, credit card, social security, or bank account numbers.
Spyware and adware programs make your personal information available on the Internet without your knowledge. They often also cause pop-up windows to appear while you are browsing the Web. Spyware can also cause problems with your Web browser so that you cannot access certain sites properly. Other symptoms you may experience when using your computer include a changed or redirected browser's home page or slowed computer performance.
VT WSUS requires the following permanent rules:
During installation, the following warnings may need to be allowed: