October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Throughout this month, we will be posting information to keep you and your personal information safe in this on-line world...
While your UCM-provided computers, laptops, and mobile devices are protected with centrally-managed antivirus applications, it's important to protect your personal devices as well. Here are some tips from StaySafeOnline.org to "Keep your Machine Clean":
Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats.
Automate software updates: Many software programs will automatically connect and update to defend against known risks. Turn on automatic updates if that's an available option.
Protect all devices that connect to the Internet: Along with computers, smart phones, gaming systems, and other web-enabled devices also need protection from viruses and malware.
Plug & scan: USBs and other external devices can be infected by viruses and malware. Use your security software to scan them.