Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

In order to ensue that your computer and others on the network are protected against viruses. EMU requires an anti-virus program that is updated at least monthly and is operational at all times while your computer is connected to the network.

Here are some free options:

Avast

AVG

Windows Defender

Virus warnings

Most email virus warnings are actually hoaxes. Check a list of hoax warning to see if the virus is listed.

Hoax or not, do not forward virus warning emails. Just hit delete.

Virus and malware protection at EMU

Information systems is committed to protecting users, data and the network from viruses and other malware. The following mechanisms are in place to ensure it:

  • Up to date anti-virus is required on all computers
  • All servers run anti-virus software and scan files when they are accessed
  • All inbound email is scanned for viruses and other malware

Protecting your computer

All EMU Windows computers have Microsoft Security Essentials and guests are required to have a functioning anti-virus client to gain access to the EMU network.

Practice safe emailing:

  • Adopt a skeptical attitude. If you don't know something to be virus-free, assume it isn't. Always save attachments before opening. This will allow your anti-virus software to detect a virus or other malware. There is not reason to send an .exe file; if you receive one, delete it.
  • Do not open any files with a double file extensions, (e.g. iamavirus.txt.vbs). Under normal circumstances you should never need to receive or use these.
  • If you have to work at home, ensure that you follow the same procedures as you do at work. Viruses can easily be introduced into the institutional network along with work that has been done on a home computer.


Keep your computer up to date. All EMU computers automatically check for operating systems updates. You can configure your personal computer to do the same.

Service Attributes

Service Category

Security

Service Name

AntiVirus

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates

Service Cost

There is no charge for this service

Managing Team

User Services

Applications

Fortinet Endpoint Protection, Windows Defender


When Information Systems receives notice of an alleged violation of U.S. copyright law:

  1. Information Systems will research the alleged violation; and will identify and document the user associated with it.

  2. Information Systems will notify Student Life and the student about the violation. The notice to the student will be sent to the student’s EMU-provided email address. 

  3. Student Life will meet with the student to explain the situation and require that the student remove the software and/or intellectual property that violates copyright law. The student will sign the statement below.

  4. The student will bring their device(s) to the Information Systems Helpdesk for verification that the software and content has been removed.

  5. After verifying that the student has met with Student Life and removed any software and content that violate U.S. copyright law, Information Systems will remove the restriction on the student’s internet access.

  6. Information Systems and Student Life will keep documentation on the actions that were taken. The first incident will not be recorded in the student’s discipline file. Subsequent incidents will be recorded in the student’s discipline file and the student will need to pay $25 to have the internet access restriction removed.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Designated Agent

Service Attributes

Service Category

Security

Service Name

Copyright Infringement

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates

Service Cost

There is no charge for this service

Managing Team

Information systems

Applications

There are no supporting applications associated with this service


All EMU laptops have full-disk encryption.


Service Attributes

Service Category

Security

Service Name

Endpoint Encryption

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Affiliates

Service Cost

There is no charge for this service

Managing Team

User Services

Applications

Bitlocker, Filevault


Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is required for access to various EMU services.  MFA accompanies your password in the authentication process, adding an additional method of verification to make sure only you can sign in with your username.  With MFA enabled, even if someone has your password, they can't get in because they don't have access to your authenticator app or code generating card.

Enroll in MFA (instructions with pictures)

Steps for switching phones (instructions with pictures)

MFA Troubleshooting

MFA Questions

Services Requiring MFA

Service Attributes

Service Category

Accounts & Access

Security

Service Name

Multi-Factor Authentication

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates, Retirees

Service Cost

There is no charge for this service

Managing Team

Network Systems

Applications

MS Azure Active Directory

Information Systems provides consulting on security matters as requested.

Protecting Yourself Against Phishing


Service Attributes

Service Category

Security

Service Name

Security Consulting

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates

Service Cost

There is no charge for this service

Managing Team

Network Systems

Applications

There are no supporting applications associated with this service


Information Systems provides education on security practices.

Avoid Phishing Attempts

Forged Email Messages

HEOA P2P Disclosure

Royal Account Security

Service Attributes

Service Category

Security

Service Name

Security Education

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates

Service Cost

There is no charge for this service

Managing Team

Information Systems

Applications

There are no supporting applications associated with this service


Security incidents should be reported Information Systems within one hour. Time is critical during an active incident, and reporting an incident promptly will allow more time for Information Systems to identify the root cause and implement measure to contain the threat.


Service Attributes

Service Category

Security

Service Name

Security Incident Response

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Affiliates

Service Cost

There is no charge for this service

Managing Team

Network Systems

Applications

There are no supporting applications associated with this service


IS manages all SSL certificates for emu.edu. SSL certificates are used to protect EMU online services.

SSL is the encryption of data in transit for EMU services.



Service Attributes

Service Category

Data & Servers

Security

Websites

Service Name

SSL Certs

Audience

Information Systems

Service Cost

There is no charge for this service

Managing Team

Network Systems

Applications

There are no supporting applications associated with this service