Security & Antivirus

Available To: Faculty, Staff, Students

As a member of the Northern Arizona University community, you play an important role in managing resources and maintaining the security and privacy of information for the university and yourself. NAU ITS has products, services, and learning resources to help keep your computer and your information secure.

Related Services

Available to studentsAvailable to facultyAvailable to staff

Sophos Anti-Virus downloads are available to NAU students, faculty, and staff for Windows and Macintosh.
Not available to students Available to facultyAvailable to staff

Windows Bitlocker encryption for NAU domain joined laptops.
Not available to students Available to facultyAvailable to staff

NAU is now participating in the InCommon Certificate Service, which will entitle campus staff to unlimited SSL, personal signing, encryption, and code signing PKI certificates.
Available to studentsAvailable to facultyAvailable to staff

Information Technology Services uses a virus filter on email to stop virus attacks to prevent network problems.
Not available to students Available to facultyAvailable to staff

How to protect your laptop in case of theft. Describes purchasing and installing Computrace.
Available to studentsAvailable to facultyAvailable to staff

Is your laptop running S L O W these days? Malware and viruses may be choking your system. Find out how to clean it up.

Training & Documentation


How-to news article describing email phishing and how to effectively report it to ITS.


A brief introduction and link to the information security essentials training course.


The NAU Information Security Policy outlines the goals and purpose of the university's information security program.


How not to lose your laptop.


You should always lock a computer you are logged into before walking away from it. Learn how to lock a Windows computer and how to configure and lock a Mac.


How to log off Windows and Apple computers.


Tips to protect yourself from online scams.


An explanation of NAU's current password policy.


A description of NAU's password complexity rules.


Instructions on how to report a phishing scam email to Google.