Santa Clara University

Information Security Office

How-To Guides

  • How Do I Keep My Information Safe: Run as a Standard User PDF  Why should you run as a standard user and not as an administrator? The number one reason for not running as an administrator is to limit your exposure to security vulnerabilities. Learn how to change your account type with this handy guide!
  • How Do I Keep My Information Safe: Lock Your Phone PDF Smartphones are frequently lost, stolen, or misplaced, so it's safer to keep it protected. It is a good idea to use the most basic form of smartphone security: the automatic locking feature. In this guide, you will learn how to set a passcode on Android, iPhone, Windows, and BlackBerry devices. 
  • How Do I Keep My Information Safe: File Encryption PDF Computer files can hold all sort of data ranging from harmless to sensitive information. Don't let your files fall into the wrong hands! In this guide, you will learn how to encrypt your computer files and email attachments using 7-Zip, a free open-source software that allows users to encrypt files securely. *Please note: 7-Zip only works for Windows, but there are handy links for Mac OS users provided as well. 

Information Security Office, 1-408-554-5554, iso@scu.edu