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Re: Laptop Security
From: "Beechey, Jim" <beechey () NORTHWOOD EDU>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 15:51:48 -0500

Eric

Yes, we do let them know.  We don't really indicate that there might be slowness , but more when patching will take 
place.  We patch on a regular schedule (Thursday night following MS patch Tuesday) and we post notices on our portal.  
We encourage them to leave laptops on campus on patch night but say specifically that they will run upon returning to 
campus if they choose not to.  Faculty rarely use their laptops in class because we have a PC in each classroom as part 
of our classroom technology setup.  This does make things easier.  We only patch classroom technology computers between 
11pm and 7am local campus time.  Wake On LAN is our best friend for these systems.  

Jim  

-----Original Message-----
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Sabo, 
Eric
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:45 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Laptop Security

Jim,

Do you let your professor know that when they perhaps bring their laptop onto campus it might be slow because of the 
patches being pushed to it via SMS (I am assuming this is how you are setup), did this ever affect any classes because 
the laptop is slow and the professor's laptop does not function because of the patch process.    

-----Original Message-----
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Beechey, 
Jim
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:31 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Laptop Security

We use Microsoft SMS to deploy patches and do so at night as well.  However, laptops not on campus will have patches 
pushed to them upon returning to campus or when the laptop connects to our VPN.  The only exception to this is our 
classroom technology machines which are only patched at night.  


Jim Beechey
Associate Director, Networks and Information Security
Northwood University
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640


-----Original Message-----
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of 
Christianson, Lorrayne K.
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 3:55 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Laptop Security

I am looking for information on how other universities handle patching laptops that are only on campus during the day, 
or even rarely? As our patching is done overnight, we are looking for solutions for reaching these assets. We use 
Altiris to push our patches.

Thanks!

Lori Christianson
Associate Director-Client Services
University of Saint Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 962-6286
lori_c () stthomas edu


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From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Tupker, 
Mike
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 9:13 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Laptop Security

We provide a Sonicwall SSL vpn portal for personal computer remote access (we've disabled the vpn capabilities for home 
users). Remote access on the sonciwall is limited to OWA and intranet, some file shares, and terminal services for 
everything else. Employees that have been given campus owned laptops can use a vpn client to connect back to the 
network.

Patch management on all our campus computers is done with a combination of active directory GPO deployment and WSUS.

Mike Tupker
Systems Administrator
Mount Mercy College
Office: (319) 363-1323 x1401
Mobile: (319) 538-1644
If you need assistance with an computer issue please contact the helpdesk at x4357 or http://help.mtmercy.edu.

-----Original Message-----
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Sabo, 
Eric
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 6:37 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] Laptop Security

We are wondering how everyone handle security on their laptops.

Topics like:
        Patch Management on the laptop
        How do you handle access to network resources (file/email/database) - Do you make them use an VPN client?
        Do you allow them to store data on their laptop?
        Do you use any type of policies for these users?


We are looking for suggestions and ideas.

Thanks in advanced,
Eric Sabo
Senior Windows Systems Engineer
Department of Computing Systems
California University of Pennsylvania

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