Taking Your Laptop Off Campus

Here are some things to think about before taking your laptop off campus.

Buffalo State has classified its physical and electronic data into three risk-based categories to determine who may access information in each category, and the level of security required to protect it.” Please review the Buffalo State Data Risk Classification Policy, and its companion document, Buffalo State Guidelines for Storing and Transmitting College Data.

Before you take your laptop off campus, please review the guidelines to ensure that electronic files containing restricted or private information are stored in an appropriate location.  Be sure to avoid e-mailing information classified as restricted or private, and avoid storing it in O365. Use your network share to store files with restricted or private information.

Files containing restricted, or private information should be moved to a secure network share and deleted from your laptop. Private information includes all legally protected information (i.e., FERPA, HIPAA, and Graham-Leach-Bliley).

For clear examples of electronic files by category, please see the Buffalo State Guidelines for Storing and Transmitting College Data.

Files not containing restricted or private information that you don’t want lost, but to which you want access while you’re away may be placed in your individual Buffalo State provided Office 365 OneDrive. Examples include: your writing, research, saved articles, teaching materials, curriculum documents, committee work, proposals, etc away, and your files are lost, you’ll want to make sure you have a backup, right? Use your Buffalo State provided Office 365 OneDrive.  

While off campus, store your Buffalo State laptop in a secure, cool location. Keep the power off when not in use.


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