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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

  • 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 machine. 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 machine. Contact the Campus Help Desk at 1-4000 asap.


Computer Security Resources

  • SANS OUCH! Newsletter - The first consensus monthly security awareness report for end users. Find out what to look for and how to avoid phishing and other scams plus viruses and other malware -- with the latest attacks as examples. 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.
  • National Cyber Security Alliance - Simple steps, practices and resources a consumer can use to learn the basics on how to better secure their home computer from cyber threats.
  • US-CERT - The United States Computer Emergency Readyness Team offer advise about common security issues for non-technical computer users.
  • IRIS - The State of Utah Identity Theft Reporting Information System - provides information on how to protect yourself against identity theft, as well as what to do if your identity has been stolen.
  • ReadyBusiness - Tips for improving cybersecurity in business. 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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