• Multi-Factor: Beginning 8/1/17, before accessing HR Direct, you will need to enroll in DUO, our Multi-factor Authentication

    Multi-Factor Authentication coming to HR Direct!

    Beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2017, before accessing HR Direct, you will need to enroll a phone number in DUO, our Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) provider. This is a University-wide initiative to ensure that your personal information is protected. MFA requires you to provide something you know (your username and password), and something you have (such as a cell phone and/or landline).  When logging into HR Direct for the first time on or after August 1, 2017, you will be prompted to enroll with DUO. Once complete, you will then follow a simple two-step authentication process when accessing HR Direct. The link below will provide you all the information you need to register for MFA with DUO and prepare you for this important change.

    http://umassmed.edu/it/security/multi-factor-authentication

     

  • Multi-Factor: Beginning 8/1/17, before accessing HR Direct, you will need to enroll in DUO, our Multi-factor Authentication

    Multi-Factor Authentication coming to HR Direct!

    Beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2017, before accessing HR Direct, you will need to enroll a phone number in DUO, our Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) provider. This is a University-wide initiative to ensure that your personal information is protected. MFA requires you to provide something you know (your username and password), and something you have (such as a cell phone and/or landline).  When logging into HR Direct for the first time on or after August 1, 2017, you will be prompted to enroll with DUO. Once complete, you will then follow a simple two-step authentication process when accessing HR Direct. The link below will provide you all the information you need to register for MFA with DUO and prepare you for this important change.

    http://umassmed.edu/it/security/multi-factor-authentication

     

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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