Are Your Files Safe?

By: Rob Rivera, Senior Security Engineer

No one likes losing files. Especially files that you’ve spent a lot of time working on and revising. Cooper understands that the need for our Cooper team to be able to create, edit, and share files quickly and securely is an integral part of what we do every day. Cooper has invested in and continues to invest in resources to ensure that your work is safe, backed up, and accessible to you and those with whom you need to share your work.

We want to remind you that files you create need to be kept on either your department shared drive (S: drive) or your personal shared drive (W: drive). These two locations are available to you to safeguard the files you work with or share every day. These locations are backed up to protect against deletion and corruption, and they are always on and accessible around the clock from anywhere on Cooper’s network. Cooper IT and the Office of Information Assurance and Privacy strongly encourage each employee to store files only in these locations to ensure they will always be available when needed. Files that are not kept on the network, like a computer’s local My Documents folder, cannot be recovered in the event of a deletion or corruption, regardless of the cause.

Please take a moment to verify that your files are on the network so you can be certain that none of your work will be lost if the computer you are using breaks or becomes infected.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the IT Help Desk for assistance (856.968.7166).