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A3. File Sharing and Remote Access

Any file sharing or remote access software should be configured to allow only secure access to files required for University business.


Consult the help files that are provided with your operating system or application for guidance on how to configure it for secure sharing and access.

Additional Information

File sharing software (e.g., Limewire, BitTorrent) can make portions (or even all) of one's hard drive accessible to anyone on the Internet. Similarly, FTP server software running on a computer can be used to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data on that computer.

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