Why is Security Important?
When connected to the network, your computer and data are potentially vulnerable to being compromised by those seeking access to your confidential information. Computer security includes all efforts, both technical and personal, that protect the integrity of your digital data.
Tools such as antivirus programs, anti-malware applications, and operating system monitoring and patching help protect you from viruses and hackers trying to exploit common security vulnerabilities that may be present on your computer.
Making conscious efforts to utilize these tools and to expand your own awareness of online risks will help keep your computer and personal information secure.
Residential Computing wants you to have a safe online experience with minimal risk of your data being compromised. By meeting the campus minimum security standards and staying aware of safe and smart computing practices, you will help to protect the integrity of your personal data and ensure uninterrupted network access.
Review the resources listed below for security tips and solutions to common online risks.