Tag Archives: Security


Antivirus and security

Computer security is getting more and more important, and therefore the IT-department encourages all users of NMBUs network to scan their computer for viruses and spyware at regular intervals, monthly or more often. We recommend having only one antivirus application installed. Having more than one installed often creates more trouble than the good it does. […]

Privacy statement (Use of personal information)

Personal information about employees and students are stored in registers and programs that are necessary for administering and teaching. NMBU has legal authority stated in Norwegian law “personopplysningsloven” to obtain, store and use this information for education purposes.     The following registers are in use: LDAP catalog (used for authentication) AD (Microsoft Active Directory) FS […]


The PM-day (Preventive Maintenance) is one day each month when the IT-systems are been updated. This day follows the Microsoft “Patch Tuesday” cycle, which occurs the second Tuesday every month. In other words, the occurrence of our PM-day is not arbitrary decided even though it sometimes might seem like it. Questions about PM-day can be […]

Password at NMBU

OBS: New password-requirements from the 26.10.2020. See details below. A password protects your personal information and identity from misuse. Therefore, you must not share it with anyone. The IT department will never ask you for your password, we have the necessary tools to perform our work without asking for your password. Never share your password […]