Desktop Security Settings

macOS Security Settings

  Faculty / Staff General Use Labs Podiums Research Labs
Full Disk Encryption Enabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Display Sleep (while plugged in) 20 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes
Display Sleep (while on battery power) 10 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes
Computer Sleep Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Screen Saver Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Require entering password to continue use? Enabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Auto Logout Disabled 60 minutes 30 minutes 60 minutes Disabled

Windows 10 Security Settings

  Faculty / Staff General Use Labs Podiums Research Labs
Full Disk Encryption Enabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Turn off the Display and lock (while plugged in) 20 minutes 20 minutes 10 minutes 60 minutes Disabled
Turn off the Display and lock (while on battery power) 10 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes 60 minutes Disabled
Computer Sleep (while on battery and plugged in) Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 60 minutes
Screen Saver Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Requires entering password after logout? Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled Disabled
Auto Logout Disabled Disabled 30 minutes 60 minutes Disabled

Notes:

What does "Display Sleep" (macOS) and what does "Turn off the Display and lock" (Windows 10) mean?

  • If a user leaves their SJU issued computer for a certain period of time, we do not want another person to be able to sit down and access the user's data and other personal information.  These settings will ensure that if you walk away from your computer, within 10 or 20 minutes (on battery power or plugged in), your screen will lock, requiring you to re-enter your password when you return.  You will not lose anything that you were working on and can resume everything once you re-enter your password.

What does "Auto Logout" mean?

  • On public computers, such as student computer labs, classroom computers, and podium computers, we are required to enforce settings that will log out a user after 30 minutes (labs) and 60 minutes (podiums) if they have been idle for that amount of time.  Idle time is defined as not moving the mouse or using the keyboard for the specified amount of time. 

Security Audits and Requirements

  • Due to ongoing interenal and external security assessments and audits mandated by the University, the desktop computer security settings listed above cannot be modified.

What's the difference between Labs and Research Labs

  • Certain computers in department computer labs, which are not publicly accessible, perform extensive experimentation that can last hours, days, or weeks.  In these cases, there are certain security settings that cannot be enforced on research lab computers.  
     


For more information, please see the article here which explains additional security measures that are implemented on University computers. 

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Article ID: 86503
Created
Mon 9/9/19 3:54 PM
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