CSL: Security Information
The C.S. Lab Staff endeavor to maintain a secure computer
network which serves as an integral component of the
department's infrastructure. But there are some aspects of
network security which the Lab Staff cannot control. Please
browse the pages below for information that you can use to help
keep our computing environment secure and effective.
- General Security
- Basic information about passwords, account security, PC security,
remote access, etc.
- Email Viruses & Trojan Horses /
- A set of general guidelines for avoiding the most common email-based
- Web-based Remote Access
- Easy, secure ways to access your department email and account from
anywhere, using just a web browser.
- Terminal-based Remote Access
(Secure SHell) is the preferred method for establishing remote terminal
connections to department machines. SSH can also be used to
tunnel arbitrary services, allowing the
user to access protected departmental services. Various sources for
obtaining and setting up SSH are noted.
- Reading Email Remotely
- Secure IMAP/
can be used to provide access to your department
email from remote locations, using your customary email programs.
- Sending Email Remotely
- Remote users wanting to originate email from the departmentment server,
as opposed to sending through their local ISP mail gateway, will need
STMP AUTH/STARTTLS. User authentication is required to prevent
SPAM email from using our mail gateway.
- Securing Windows
sercurity tips for Windows users.
Intended for Windows 7 users, but applicable to Vista and XP users as well.