The following are basic, good security practices. They should be applied regardless of whether or not your research data seem sensitive.

Make use of VU-approved storage solutions

Storage on portable media or local hard drives must be temporary

Be careful with digital data transfers

Be smart with laptops

Be smart with your internet usage

Be smart with passwords

Remove data from devices when no longer required

Report data breaches immediately

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The AskIT Helpdesk provides answers to frequently asked questions. If the answer is not there, contact the IT Service Desk directly: .
The Research Data Management Support Desk can be contacted for complex security questions related to your research data.