Work from home on a University provided laptop or desktop

Before you take the computer home, be sure you talk to your Zone Support Team (contact them via 1HELP, http://it.umn.edu/help) to have them set up the computer to securely work from home. This includes making sure the computer has been properly secured by following the requirements in the Information Security Policy and installing the University VPN (Virtual Private Network) software.

While at home, allow the security auto-updates to be applied as they become available for the operating system and application software. Do not change the computer's configuration without the permission of your department's IT Professional.

If you bring a University-owned computer home, you should not let family and friends use that computer. Use Safe Computing Practices.