Endpoint Security: Computers & Mobile Devices

Defining an Endpoint:

An "endpoint device" is an Internet-capable computer hardware device connected to a network: it's the end of the line for a network connection, a device that a user can interact with directly. The term can refer to desktop or laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, printers, and other specialized hardware such as internet-capable medical or scientific equipment and other devices.

Securing Your Devices

Encryption is the first step in protecting your Stanford and personal data, even if your device is lost or stolen.  Stanford security compliance requires verifiable encryption.

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Encryption & External Drives

Often we need to send files, documents and other information to colleagues at Stanford or elsewhere. To ensure that files are transferred securely, Stanford provides you with various ways to transport data. For more information see Sending Data Securely

MDM: Mobile Device Management

How to make sure your mobile device (running iOS or Android) is properly encrypted and compliant with security policy.

Backing Up Your Information

Make sure you're backing up your devices

Unsupported Systems

Some operating systems have reached their end of life, meaning the manufacturer no longer offers support or updates. Here's why that's not good for security—and what to do if your machine is running an obsolete system.