Wake Forest University

Account & Security


Account & Password Management

Information Systems notifies you by email when it is time to change your campus computing password. You will receive email messages 9, 6, and 3 days before your password expires.



Available to Faculty and Staff – CrashPlan is an automated online backup solution for data stored on your primary WFU-issued computer. Your data is automatically backed up on a periodic basis and can be recovered easily in the event of computer failure.


Data Backup and Restore

Files and data can be lost through viruses, accidental deletion, hardware failure, or theft of the computer. Backups will reduce the impact of such occurrences.


Email (Gmail)

A free Google Web-based email service available to Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students.


Google 2-Step Verification

The use of two-factor authentication to prove one’s identity is based on the premise that an unauthorized actor is unlikely to be able to supply both factors required for access.

Google G-Suite

Google G Suite

An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps powered by Google AI. Includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, and more.

Google Groups

Google Groups

A free Google service that provides discussion groups for people sharing common interests.

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Guest Accounts

Guest accounts may be requested by faculty and staff for the purposes of creating an account for a visitor or a new campus organization.

KnowBe4: Human Error. Conquered.


As the world’s leading Security Awareness Training organization, KnowBe4 features training to establish a collaborative “human firewall” that ultimately protects us from malicious emails and social engineering attacks.


Policies and Standards

Policies and security standards for computing at WFU.



IS recommends using on-campus printing resources rather than a personal printer. It’s a greener way to go.

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Security Essentials

Essential information for staying secure on the WFU campus. Protect your data, your identity, and institutional integrity.

Cisco Anyconnect


Virtual Private Network software, commonly referred to as VPN, protects users on unsecure networks by encrypting data communicated over the Internet. Faculty, staff, and students can download and install VPN software here.



WIN is the Wake Information Network. Faculty and Staff can find pay stubs, benefits information, and tax documents. Students will find their grades and transcripts, as well as online voting.



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