Security & Privacy
VCU has implemented Google Message Security and Discovery for the faculty and staff Google domain apps.vcu.edu.
University faculty, staff and contractors may not transmit confidential data via email and/or via email attachments unless the message and attachments are encrypted. See the link above "How to send encrypted mail from Google Apps" for information on how to send encrypted mail.
When not using your own computer, we strongly suggest for your protection, you use the Privacy mode of the web browser when logging into your VCU account. See the link above "Private Browsing" for information on how to use your browser in "private mode."
Google recognizes that schools expect Google to properly secure data and maintain the privacy of their information.
Google Apps allow for 'sharing' information in some of the apps. The VCU Identity Manual establishes guidelines for effective use while adhering to university policies.
CloudLock VCU has implemented CloudLock to scan Google Drive documents for protected information such as SSN and credit card information.
Google Vault (TBA)
Zix Encryption VCU will be moving the solution for external encrypted mail to a cloud hosted solution from Zix Corporation in June 2014.