Remote Access Standards

These standards apply to Emory employees, contractors, vendors and agents with a Emory owned or personally owned computer/workstation used to connect to the Emory network. These standards apply to remote access connections used to perform work on behalf of Emory.

Employees should VPN to the Emory network to ensure communications are secured from inappropriate access.

If Emory employees, contractors, vendors and agents are working with sensitive data from home on a personally owned computer, they must:

  1. Ensure their operating system is patched with the latest updates and security patches

  2. Install and use anti-virus software. The software should be configured to automatically retrieve the latest update files and to automatically scan the system on a periodic basis. In addition, the software should be configured to scan all email messages for viruses.

  3. For employees with high speed internet access and/or wireless access, personal firewall software must be installed and maintained on the home computer.