Security Best Practices


OIT has integrated industry standard best practices into their computer management.  The following items are just a few best practices;

  • Principle of Least Privileged User
  • Secure passwords
  • Computers joined to Tufts Domain to leverage security policies
  • Customized Operating System installations with unnecessary services disabled
  • Local Firewalls enabled
  • Network Firewalls for sensitive data or research equipment
  • Whole Disk Encryption for laptops with sensitive data
  • Identity Finder scanning for sensitive data

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