• Notification: Important changes to access Clinical Follow-Me-Desktop (FMD) coming – Immediate action required

    Computers used to access the clinical FMD environment will be required to have a new software product called VMWare View installed in order to access the environment after March 29, 2017. 

     

    For University Owned Computers - On March 11, 2017, the Medical School IT department is deploying the required software to most university owned computers that need this software.  If your university owned computer does not receive this software, you may visit the IT SoftStore after March 17 to request an automatic installation of the software title “FMD Client”.

     

    For Student and/or Personally Owned Computers – Please visit this link to locate instructions for downloading and installing the software on your computer.

     

    For more information, please visit this website hosted by UMMHC.

  • Notification: Important changes to access Clinical Follow-Me-Desktop (FMD) coming – Immediate action required

    Computers used to access the clinical FMD environment will be required to have a new software product called VMWare View installed in order to access the environment after March 29, 2017. 

     

    For University Owned Computers - On March 11, 2017, the Medical School IT department is deploying the required software to most university owned computers that need this software.  If your university owned computer does not receive this software, you may visit the IT SoftStore after March 17 to request an automatic installation of the software title “FMD Client”.

     

    For Student and/or Personally Owned Computers – Please visit this link to locate instructions for downloading and installing the software on your computer.

     

    For more information, please visit this website hosted by UMMHC.

Secure Destruction of Data

Secure Destruction of Data

Information Technology at UMass Medical School offers a variety of tools to securely destroy data to meet our customer's compliance needs. If a contract, grant, or other agreement require that UMass Medical School certify to the destruction of sensitive records, please contract the University's Information Security Officer. 

Blancco

Information Technology at UMass Medical School offers Blancco, a tool to overwrite data that is required to be securely destroyed at the conclusion of a contract, grant, project, etc. Blancco performs data sanitization of all UMass Medical School IT assets, including servers, files/folders, desktop/laptop computers and virtual drives. Blancco can only be used on data sets that are required to be deleted based on NIST Guidelines for Media Sanitazation. 

How do you submit a request for Blancco?

Contact the help desk and describe the type of data that needs to be destroyed using Blancco. Also, the product offers compliance reports.

Other Options

The Information Technology team also uses a "crusher" to physical crush drives as well as degaussing. 

 

 

 

 

 

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