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Guide for System Administrators

Administrative Guide

Learn more about Stanford's computing and networking policies and procedures.

Learn more about Stanford's computing and networking policies and procedures

Risk Classifications

Determine who is allowed to access information and what security precautions must be taken to protect it.

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Minimum Security Standards

Follow these standards to know the minimum level of care necessary for Stanford's sensitive data.

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Stanford Information Security Academy

Register to learn about information security risks, threats, and Stanford resources available to perform your job.

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Security review

If you need security consulting for any of your solutions, request a security review.

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Report security incidents

If you become aware of a security issue regarding Stanford's computers or networking resources, contact the Information Security Office.

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Make your computer invisible to attackers scanning the Internet for potential victims.

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Vulnerability Dashboard

Your personalized dashboard shows your current top security vulnerabilities, as well as a chart of your vulnerabilities over time.

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Qualys finds security vulnerabilities in web applications and other network services and helps you remediate them.

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