Your best protection

What do I do first?

All School of Medicine personnel must first complete a Data Security Attestation. In this survey, you will verify whether you may work with or might receive High Risk Data.  If you attest Yes, you will be asked to specify all devices you use for any Stanford work (whether or not the device(s) actually use High Risk Data). Your attestation should be renewed annually and updated when your affiliation, job or role within the School of Medicine is changed.  Update your AMIE Data and Device Attestation here

How Do I Get There?

Encrypt Computers & Mobile Devices

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

The University IT Encryption site will lead you through encryption of your laptop, desktop, or mobile device.

Check My Compliance

If you attest Yes that you may access or receive High Risk Data in the AMIE Attestation survey, your compliance is managed by AMIE (Am I Encrypted).  If you attest No, your compliance is managed by My Devices.

Check your AMIE compliance here

Check your My Devices compliance here

Why is This Required?

Stanford's information security policies are here to help us all ensure critical information resources are protected in compliance with various federal and state regulations.  

How Can This Affect Me?

Every user of any of Stanford's information resources has some responsibility toward the protection of those assets.  Especially in the event of an unauthorized data breach, not only the University but you personally can be held liable.

Back Up My Data

Make sure your files and data are protected and recoverable by having a backup copy.  Backups should be encrypted and done daily.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance or information on any of these items, please contact the TDS Service Desk at 650-725-8000 or submit a ticket from tdshelp.stanford.edu