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Desktop Security

Protecting data on your computer is everyone's responsibility at the College.  One of the most important things you can do is to take the steps outlined in this section so as to limit access to your computer to just you.  That is, do everything you can to ensure that no one can just walk up to your computer when you are not at your desk and begin to use it and look at all of your files.  The links below have instructions on how to make sure that you have a password on your computer, that your computer is not able to start up without entering your username and password, and that your screen lock and screen saver is activated when you are away from your computer.  Lastly, there are instructions for re-seting your unified F&M password that gives you access to email, eDisk and myDiplomat.