Securing University Data

University employees have a legal responsibility to protect personal data for all students, faculty and staff. Unprotected data can lead to identity theft and put the university at risk. 

  • Use email encryption when sending and receiving sensitive data. 
  • Only store grades in Blackboard Learn, UAConnect, or a secure university file storage solution (OneDrive).
  • Protect your UARK account with safe password management
  • Never leave devices unattended unless locked by password and physically secured in locked cabinets, etc.  
  • Encrypt files on all external storage media, for example, hard drives, USB flash drives, etc. 
  • Follow the steps to report lost or stolen devices immediately. 
  • Learn more about handling sensitive university data.