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Security Plans for Restricted-Use Data

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Below are a number of different locations where you might choose to store the Add Health data: Stand-Alone Desktop Computer, External Hard Drive, Private Network, Windows Network, Mac Network, Windows Server, NetWare Server, and Unix or Linux Server. Please select the location you plan to use, then read "How to secure ..." to see the essential components of a good security plan for that location. Finally, complete "Form to describe your security plan" for that location and submit it with the rest of the contract.

If your location is not listed, or if you need assistance with the security plan, please email Add Health.

For other resources on securing your data, please see the following Security Links.

Data stored on a stand-alone desktop computer

A stand-alone computer is one that is in no way connected to another computer or networked device such as a switch or router.

Security plan form and information on how to secure a stand-alone desktop computer

Data stored on an external hard drive

The external hard drive is a modified version of the stand-alone computer, in effect keeping the Add Health data off the Internet or a local area network (LAN).

Security plan form and information on how to secure an external hard drive

Data stored on a computer connected to a private network

A private network is two or more computers and/or network devices (e.g., printer, switch, router) that are not connected in any way to the Internet or a LAN.

Security plan form and information on how to secure a computer connected to a private network

Data stored on a Windows computer connected to a network

A network is two or more computers and/or network devices (e.g., printer, switch, router) connected to the Internet or a LAN.

Security plan form and information on how to secure a Windows computer connected to a network

Data stored on a Macintosh computer connected to a network

A network is two or more computers and/or network devices (e.g., printer, switch, router) that are connected to the Internet or a LAN.

Security plan form and information on how to secure a Macintosh computer connected to a network

Data stored on a Windows server

Because the Windows server is connected to the Internet or to a local or wide area network, the emphasis for securing the data on this server is placed on physical security of the server, controlling access to the data, and protecting the data from unauthorized access across the wire.

Security plan form and information on how to secure a Windows server

Data stored on a NetWare server

Because the NetWare server is connected to the Internet or to a local or wide area network, the emphasis for securing the data on this server is placed on physical security of the server, controlling access to the data, and protecting the data from unauthorized access across the wire.

Security plan form and information on how to secure a NetWare server

Data stored on a Unix or Linux server

Guidelines for securing a server that is running a version of the Unix or Linux operating system.

Security plan form and information on how to secure a Unix or Linux server