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Tips and Best Practices

This is repository of tips and best practices covering a variety of information security-related technology topics. The content has been written primarily for individuals who develop, implement or maintain the technologies that we use or are considering for our campus.  Thus, it assumes that the reader has a technology background, unlike the Information Security Basics section for general audiences. Individuals who are curious about how security technology works or who want a deeper, more technical understanding of the various technologies and how they are best protected may find the content useful.

For each topic, we provide background information regarding how security technologies work, the benefits that each of these technologies provide, and how that can be implemented in a secure manner.

Links to best practices have been defined by a variety of government standards agencies, private security organizations, and software and hardware vendors.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Information Security Office through the OIT Support Center at extension 2828 or


  • OIT Support Center

    Bayou 2300
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058-100
    Phone: 281-283-2828

    Fall/Spring/Summer Hours of Operation
    Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Sunday: Closed

    Semester Break Summer/Winter Hours of Operation
    Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday: Closed