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  • Keep Your Security Protection Up To Date

    • Cornell policy requires your department to escrow passwords (securely store a copy) for all encrypted data. Why password escrow is necessary: If you encrypt university...
    • Always run antivirus software configured for daily updates and active monitoring. Antivirus software helps keep your computer free of malicious software (viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc...
    • Sometimes, security issues aren’t recognized right away, because it’s difficult to tell the difference between your computer’s everyday quirks and things caused by a security problem. Here are a...
    • Keeping Your Devices Safe Never leave anything unattended in a public area, in a shared living space, or visible for potential intruders. Use physical locking devices or take it...
    • Without up-to-date software, the average unprotected computer connected to the Internet can be compromised in less than a minute. The single most important step to securing your computer is to...