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Faculty IT resources


Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The remote access Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to access UGA campus network and computer resources securely from locations off campus. VPN is helpful for employees working off campus or using public networks. Several UGA resources may require you to be on the UGA network in order to access those sites. By using the VPN, you have a secure connection that acts as a "tunnel" to the UGA on-campus network. You must be enrolled in ArchPass, powered by Duo, to access the VPN

SecureUGA: Security Awareness Training

All UGA faculty, employees, student workers and contractors are required to complete annual security awareness training. SecureUGA is an online, self-paced security awareness training program mandated by the University System of Georgia (USG). It helps UGA employees and contractors understand, identify and respond appropriately to information security threats. 

New employees complete their SecureUGA training as part of the onboarding process. Current employees complete their SecureUGA training during a specified time frame each year.


ArchPass, powered by Duo, is UGA's phone-based two-step login solution. It is used for logging in to specific campus-wide systems, such as the VPN. ArchPass, powered by Duo, is also necessary for employees who are required to access restricted information systems to perform their job duties. You can enroll in ArchPass, powered by Duo, through the Duo Self-Service Portal


The Office of Information Security manages UGA policies, standards and guidelines about information security, use of technology and privacy. 

The University System of Georgia (USG) and UGA have specific requirements for handling sensitive and restricted data, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and protected health information. 

Employees who handle sensitive and/or restrictive information should be familiar with the policies and appropriate steps to protect that data. 

Best Practices: Handling Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information

If you're an employee who may be handling data with personally identifiable information -- such as birthdates, UGA ID numbers and specific research information -- the Office of Information Security has guidelines on how to handle such data. These best practices outline how to minimize the risk of exposing this data and resources available to UGA employees. 


SendFiles allows users to send encrypted email with sensitive data or large files to other UGA users or people not associated with the University. Attachments in SendFiles can total up to 2GB.