CI may be kept on desktop computer if it is properly configured. It must have a timeout password controlling access to the desktop, the operating system must be updated regularly, have updated anti-virus software, have its firewall active and kept in a secured room, etc. In other words, all common-sense steps must be taken so that the computer may be used to work with CI to securely complete a specific business related task. If you still need the data once the task is completed, the data must be moved to a secure FAS file server, such as \\fas-depts (commonly known in the Economics Department as the H: drive), and the files deleted from the desktop machine using an approved secure-erase program, such as Secure Erase or Darik’s Boot-And-Nuke. For info about secure-erase software and access to a secure FAS file server, please call 5-9000.