1. Permitted Operating Systems:
- PC: Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
- Mac: Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8), Maverick (Mac OS 10.9), Yosemite (Mac OS 10.10)
2. Install the following essential software:
- Stanford Anti-Malware 1.0 — System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) NOTE: Stanford has switched from using Sophos to using SCEP, and Sophos is no longer operational; you must manually make the switch to SCEP. The SCEP installer will automatically uninstall Sophos for you. (SCEP info and downloads for Windows or Mac.)
- Bigfix — antivirus and patch management software (download for Windows or Mac)
- CrashPlan — automatically backs up your information to a secure, centralized Stanford server. The software is free for Stanford Medicine affiliates. (info and downloads for Windows or Mac)
- Desktop Configuration Management Tool (DCM), automating your computer's correct network and security settings. The DCM will be installed by the Stanford IT support person, Ed Lee.
You will need to encrypt your computer with Stanford Whole Disk Encryption, which encrypts your entire drive with either FileVault 2 (Mac OS 10.8 and later) or BitLocker (Windows 7 Ultimate/8.1 Pro/10 Pro). To find out how to encrypt your system, visit the Data Security Program homepage or consult local IT support. If you use USB drives or other external storage, those must be encrypted as well.
4. Place Stanford Asset Tag
Once the necessary registration has been completed, a sticker will be placed on the laptop to identify it as a Stanford computer (VA sticker, according to VA policy). This is distinct from the Stanford Property Inventory sticker; the red SLE sticker confirms that your computer (or phone, or mobile device) is properly registered, certified, and encrypted.
5. Approve All Storage Devices
USB and external storage devices must be on the VA list of approved devices before they can be used on the VA campus. Please contact Ed Lee for more information.
6. Remove Peer-to-Peer Applications
No Skype or other peer-to-peer applications (BitTorrent, eMule, LimeWire, etc) are allowed on the Stanford LAN extension.