Is the remote desktop service secure?
Yes, it offers the same type and level of security as working on a managed staff desktop. All network communications are encrypted, and the University VPN is required for connections from non-University networks as an extra layer of protection.
If you are connecting from a personal / home computer, it is your responsibility to ensure the it is fully updated and has appropriate security measures in place, including anti-virus software. Please see the Information Security website for more information.
Is my work backed up?
As with managed staff desktops, anything saved in My Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music, Favorites and Downloads or the G:, H:, I:, O:, P: and Q: drives is backed up daily.