Resources for Secure Computing - KBA 23414

General UTech policies

Acceptable Use Policy

SMTP Policy

Other UTech policies

  • Hardware firewalls (revision posted 2005-01-24): Hardware firewalls are prohibited on the network. Valuable information assets should be placed in a UTech data center.
  • Excessive outgoing bandwidth consumption: Users may not consume a disproportionate amount of outbound network bandwidth.
  • Sniffing Policy 1.0, 2004-03-22: The use of network sniffers (software that opens a network interface in promiscuous mode) is prohibited on the Case network without prior arrangement with UTech.
  • Software firewalls: Users should employ host-based firewall software on their individual computers. Windows XP and Mac OS X users should enable built-in firewall features. Unix users should employ ipchains, iptables, ipfw, or similar.
  • User-provided domain names: Users may not cause a hostname outside the Case domains to point to an IP address within the Case address spaces.
  • User-provided wireless access points: Users may not connect a wireless access point to the network, nor use the wireless capabilities of a network-connected computer to provide wireless network access.

Regulatory Compliance

All university information systems are subject to the following federal regulations:

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA (concerning student records) - stated in the Case General Bulletin
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act or GLBA (concerning financial information handling)
  • FTC information
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA (concerning medical information)
    Read more about HIPAA

System administrators

  • Logon banners enhance security by deterring intrusion and strengthening your position when prosecuting intruders.
  • To test the security of an SMTP (mail) server you run, telnet to telnet://
  • If you need a certificate signed or one that will be recognized outside the university, contact the Service Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357).

Tools for Internet Information Services (IIS)

Routine maintenance and security news (Windows users)