1. Permitted Operating Systems:
- PC: Windows XP Professional; Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate
- Mac: Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) and Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6), Lion (Mac OS 10.7), and Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8)
2. Install the following essential software:
- Sophos and Bigfix — antivirus and patch management software (download for Windows or Mac)
- Desktop Configuration Management Tool (DCM), automating your computer's correct network and security settings. The DCM will be installed by the Stanford IT support person, Ed Lee.
3. You will need to encrypt your computer with Stanford Whole Disk Encryption. (PGP is being phased out, in favor of solutions that are native to the operating system. If you have been running PGP, you are encouraged to transition to one of the three supported solutions.) Users should encrypt their entire drive with: FileVault 2 for Mac OS 10.7 & 10.8; BitLocker for some versions of Windows 7 and 8, or McAfee Endpoint for other systems. To find out how to encrypt your system, visit the Data Security Program homepage. Ed Lee can also help you encrypt your computer. If you use USB drives or other external storage, those must be encrypted as well.
4. Your computer must be registered with a 2235 form; email Ed Lee for assistance.
5. Once the necessary registration has been completed, a sticker will be placed on the laptop to identify it as a Stanford computer (VA sticker, according to VA policy). This is distinct from the Stanford Property Inventory sticker; the red SLE sticker confirms that your computer (or phone, or mobile device) is properly registered, certified, and encrypted.
6. External devices such as USB or external drives must be approved by the VA ISO before they can be used on the VA campus. Ironkey or Apricorn external USB storage are allowed at the VA.
7. Wireless must be turned off, when you are on the VA campus; wired network connections only.
8. No Skype or other peer-to-peer applications (BitTorrent, eMule, LimeWire, etc) are allowed on the Stanford LAN extension.