Security and Policies

Trinity College's voice, data and video communication networks are for the use of Trinity College students, faculty, and staff, and are to be used only for the academic, educational and research purposes of the College. It is your responsibility to know and adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy. Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable defense.

Your Trinity Account

Accounts given to you for accessing the network, email, the Web, the Library, and other shared systems are provided expressly for your personal use only. Never share your password (not even with your family). Your Trinity username requires a password reset every 120 days. Learn how to set a strong password.

Data Security

You are responsible for any College data stored on your computer. There are a number of steps you must take to protect this data, including those that have been outlined in College policies regarding the protection of confidential data. It is also important to back up data that only exists on your computer and physically secure your laptop or device.

Computer Security

Information Technology is committed to helping faculty, staff and students protect their computers and information from viruses and spyware. Trinity provides free anti-virus software to students, faculty and staff. Find out about getting virus protectionremoving spyware and malware, practicing conscientious downloading and protecting against phishing attempts.

Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Everyone at Trinity utilizes technology to some degree in their daily lives, but there are always cyber criminals out there attempting to compromise our computers, accounts, and personal information. To that end, we selected a curriculum from SANS Security Awareness to inform you of the steps that you can take to protect yourself, your family, and Trinity College from malicious cyber activity.

Information Security Breach Procedure

Information security incidents or breaches are events that could have an adverse effect on the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information resources at Trinity. Resources could be things like data, individual computers, servers, media, and mobile devices, as well as, spoken information and constituents. If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, tell