E-mail SecuritySending sensitive data via email over the Internet has inherent security risks: data can be viewed, stolen or corrupted. This risk can be mitigated by ensuring that access to the Internet from remote locations is secure and/or protecting the data.
Secure Shell, or SSH is a secure channel for exchanging data. This software is available to the U-M community to download for free.
U-M Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Using Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology, you can securely connect to the campus network from a remote location. All you need is an Internet connection and VPN Client software (see below). Once you've made a VPN connection to the campus network, you can perform the usual tasks, like emailing your sensitive data to yourself, or copying it to an AFS or another server.
February 22, 2013