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Safe Computing

Software Updates

As software is revised by manufacturers, improvements are made to fend off threats to its security and performance. One way to fight exposure to these threats is to keep your software current. Effective desktop security begins with ensuring the desktop system software is properly installed and contains the latest patches and anti-virus definitions.

  • University deployed systems will come preloaded with current operating system software versions, proper antivirus software, and undergo ongoing updates automatically and/or by campus technical staff .
  • It is essential that home users never install “freeware” software, as it often contains malware or spyware that can compromise the home deploy system and University systems.
  • All University deployed home laptops must have PGP encryption software installed and users will enroll in full disk encryption.