Working Off-Campus and Personal Devices

Computer and device security doesn't stop when you leave the office or classroom. We have developed the TTS Guidelines and Services for Working Off-Campus, Telecommuting, and Personal Devices to give you practical tips to protect your home computer and network, your personal devices, and university information and systems. Keeping yourself secure doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. Just implementing a few simple fixes can help you get on the path to safe computing no matter where you are.

Overview of Technology Guidelines

By reviewing these Guidelines, you will become familiar with industry best practices and your responsibilities when using or accessing computing resources and/or Tufts data from “off-campus” or by using personal devices, such as, a tablet, a laptop, or a mobile phone.

These Guidelines do not specifically address expectations when travelling, whether domestically or internationally, or when working remotely from outside the United States.

The Guidelines include:

  1. Tufts Provided and Managed Laptops and Desktops
  2. Personally-Owned Laptops, Desktops, Tablets, Phones and Other Devices
  3. All Devices: Laptops, Desktops, Tablets, Phones and other Devices whether Tufts Provided or Personally-Owned
  4. Accessing Tufts Services - Using the Tufts Network
  5. Data Management
  6. Selling, Transferring or Disposing of any Device: A Laptop, Desktop, Tablet, Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax Machine, USB stick, and External Hard Drives
  7. Reporting Lost Devices and other Security Incidents