User:Rewood/IT Security: Everyone's Responsibility

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IT support staffs do everything they can to assure that your computing environment is secure and trouble-free. But it's an ugly world, and the spammers, virus writers, and hackers seem to be both clever and relentless.

Assume that your computer is under constant attack and that eventually something will get past campus security measures. And don't forget your computers at home, especially if you connect to the Internet.

Typically you have fewer safeguards there. Be prepared, be careful. There's no way to be absolutely safe, but prudence and good computing habits will do a lot to protect you and your data. This site provides information and links to resources on computing security. We strongly urge you to visit this site often for updates and alerts.