The Information Security Office manages training provided by SANS. Some of the preset content is either inconsistent with UB policies and procedures, or requires further explanation. Please review the following information prior to taking the SANS course.
SANS states, "There have been many clients who asked us to disable the ability to skip ahead feature. Many were due to compliance and certification reasons, so it became a permanent feature."
UB doesn't require prior authorization before attaching a wireless access point to the network. However, we do expect that access points will be appropriately secured with strong encryption (not "WEP"). We don’t permit the use of our official SSIDs (UB Wireless, UB Guest, and UB’s Secure Wi-Fi) as this is often an indicator of someone trying to intercept traffic. Those SSIDs are reserved exclusively for the UB Wireless service.
We strongly recommend that you use UB’s Secure Wi-Fi, which is available through ubwifisetup.buffalo.edu (UBITName/password required) and not UB Wireless or Guest. UB’s Secure Wi-Fi uses encryption and the other two do not.
No, you do not. Please disregard that statement.
While it's always a good idea to remove old and unused (and likely unmaintained and unpatched) items from your system, you should always check with your IT support before making system changes.
No. The student may opt to restrict their directory information.
The best way to handle requests for directory information is to
direct the requester to UB's Online Directory. If the student has
restricted their information, it will not appear there. There is no
other mechanism to determine whether or not a student has
restricted their information.
Disregard this statement. There are several facilities that require authentication (card swipes) upon entry but none, as far as we know, that require that you authenticate before leaving.
Disregard that statement. Questions should be directed to the Information Security Office.