Sending and receiving e-mail, file sharing and browsing websites may seem innocuous on the surface, but if you’re not careful these activities can open your computer to countless vulnerabilities. E-mail messages can easily be forged and they’re often used to launch malware. Malicious web sites can install software on your computer or collect personal information from your computer.
Here are a few basic things to keep in mind:
Access to CABQ systems requires the use of secure clients and encrypted authentication. These best practices help protect our network from malicious computer attacks and stolen logins, passwords, etc.
Every desktop computer must have current and up-to-date anti-virus software and security patches. Contact the ITSD Service Desk for assistance in obtaining these updates
The operating system on every desktop must be kept up-to-date. ITSD has documentation on configuring your Windows system for automatic updates. ITSD also has documentation for running Windows Updates manually.
For Additional information and best practices of email and internet usage see Internet and email safety.