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Protect Your Computer or Device

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Protect Your Computer or Device

All members of the University community, including students, staff, faculty, other permanent or temporary employees, contractors, vendors, and third party agents have the responsibility to ensure the protection of the University's information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction.

Protect Your Workstation

Prevent Data Loss

  • The United States Computer Readiness Team (US-CERT) provides information about preventing data loss in the document Data Backup Options.

Prevent Computer Infections

What to do if You've Been Hacked or Infected

  • Staff or faculty: Disconnect your computer from the network, but do not unplug your computer. Contact your department computer administrator as soon as possible.
  • Students connected to the campus network: Disconnect your computer from the network, but do not unplug your computer. Contact the UIT Help Desk at 801-581-4000 option 1 as soon as possible.


Computer Security Resources

  • SANS OUCH! Newsletter - free security awareness newsletter designed for the common computer user. Current and past issues available.
  • OnguardOnline.gov - provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
  • Stay Safe Online - simple steps, practices and resources a user can use to learn the basics on how to better secure home computers against threats.
  • US-CERT - advice about common security issues for non-technical computer users.
  • Utah ID Theft Central - provides information on how to protect yourself against identity theft, as well as what to do if your identity has been stolen.
  • Ready.gov - disaster recovery tips for improving information security in business environments. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Advertising Council launched Ready Business to help businesses prepare for and respond to emergencies.




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