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Securing Data and Devices

An unprotected computer or device that holds data is especially vulnerable to the destructive actions of unauthorized users who pose a threat to computer hardware and the information it contains. Cyber attacks, SPAM, identity theft, and the compromising of private information are just a few of these preventable consequences. LTS recommends you be proactive and take steps to secure your data and devices both on campus and off.

LINs, PINs, Usernames, and Passwords Explained

The LIN and PIN

Lehigh Identification Number (LIN): This 9-digit Lehigh identification number replaces the use of Social Security number (SSN) for identity purposes. Staff and Faculty use this number to open their computing accounts, to access the Banner Self Service, and to access library services such as PALCI and ILLIAD. This number does not change.


Assistive Technologies and Services from LTS

Lehigh University's Library and Technology Services (LTS) supports assistive technology and student access in numerous ways:

Printing Responsibly at Lehigh

Lehigh recognizes both the importance of printing to its students and the need to reduce unchecked waste. Each August, all Lehigh users - faculty, staff, and students - are given a public site print allowance of 75 points for the year, at no cost to them. Statistics show that this allowance meets the printing needs of most Lehigh students. The printing allowance also helps to make a dramatic difference in reducing paper waste while at the same time contributing to Lehigh's efforts to foster a sustainable campus.

Tips & Resources for Responsible Printing

Tips to Reduce Paper Waste

  • Always use double-sided printing
  • Reduce the margins and font size on your papers/projects
  • Use Print Preview and only print the pages you need
  • Print multiple PowerPoint slides on one page. Under Print Settings, you can change the print layout to "Handouts" and designate the number of slides - up to 9 - you want to appear on each page. PaperCut will only count that one side of the page rather than the number of slides that appear on it. -