Local Administrator Policy

Use a standard account when operating a computer on a daily basis. A standard account is an account that has ONLY the authorizations you need to do your work while protecting you from malware.

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Student Data Stewardship

Much of the data that Engineering faculty and staff work with is considered sensitive.  It is important to understand the requirements for using the different types of data.

Information about protecting research data is available from ITS.

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Information Security Office Risk Assessment

Information Security Office Risk Assessment (ISORA) is a university wide risk assessment of Information Security to comply with State regulations. This process will help The Cockrell School of Engineering identify the security of systems with sensitive data. As a “steward” of university data, you will be asked to classify data on your computer according to the UT Data Classification Standard. IT Staff will then answer additional questions about the security of these systems.

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Information Security Office

The Information Security Office (ISO) provides additional information regarding security policies, practices and standards.

ITG Service Desk


ECJ 1.226

301 Dean Keeton

Austin, Texas 78712

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m.

Setting up VPN

Many of our services require the use of VPN. Instructions for setting up VPN are available on the ITG Wiki