Eraser-logoEraser is a free and open-source secure deletion utility for use on Windows based systems. It allows files to be deleted in a way that prevents them from being accidentally, maliciously, or forensically recovered. Secure deletion is the electronic analog of shredding physical documents to prevent the accidental release of protected health information.

R Studio

  RStudio is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE) for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.


ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for: creating and using maps; compiling geographic data; analyzing mapped information; sharing and discovering geographic information; using maps and geographic information in a range of applications; and managing geographic information in a database.


Tableau is software used for data exploration and visualization.  Users can connect to their data and easily begin to see patterns, identify trends, and discover visual insights without having to write any code.


SurveyMonkey provides free, customizable surveys as well as a suite of paid back end programs that include data analysis, sample selection, bias elimination, and data representation tools.  Basic features are available at no cost, while more advanced features are available through tiered pricing plans.


LibreOffice is a free software package that offers programs that are similar to Microsoft Office including a spreadsheet and database management system. Open Office can read and write most Microsoft Office files.  It also enables use of a modern open standard, the OpenDocument Format (ODF).

LibreOffice branched out from OpenOffice and is built on the original OpenOffice code base.  The two packages are very similar, although there is currently more activity surrounding the development of LibreOffice. 



KeePass Password Safe is a freeopen sourcecross-platform and light-weight password management utility for Microsoft Windows, with unofficial ports for LinuxMac OS XiOSAndroid, and Windows Phone. KeePass stores all usernames, passwords, other fields, including free-form notes, in a securely encrypted database, protected by a single master password and/or key file. Unlike many other password management tools, by default the KeePass encrypted database is not stored in the cloud, but strictly locally, for added security.

Symantec Drive Encryption

Symantec Drive Encryption provides organizations with comprehensive, high performance full disk encryption for all data (user files, swap files, system files, hidden files, etc.) on desktops, laptops, and removable media. This full disk encryption software protects data from unauthorized access, providing strong security for intellectual property, customer, and partner data. Protected systems can be centrally managed by Symantec Encryption Management Server simplifying deployment, policy creation, distribution, and reporting.

TrueCrypt 7.1a

 TrueCrypt is a discontinued source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE).  It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (under Microsoft Windows except Windows 8 with GPT) the entire storage device (pre-boot authentication).Truecrypt 7.1a is the last full-functioning version of the software. Our instructions for installing and encrypting files with TrueCrypt 7.1a are here for reading or download.