Security Initiatives Assist New On-Campus Residents

Several computer security initiatives are being planned to assist new campus residents scheduled to arrive on campus in late September. First, all new residents will receive security awareness publications identifying common information security risks and explaining measures they should take to mitigate those risks. When attempting to connect to the residential computing network, students will receive a brief notification if their computers are found to be vulnerable or infected with a virus. Students will also be provided in-residence assistance with the re-activation process. For those computers requiring patches or security updates, on-site consultants will be available to install or apply the latest maintenance releases for operating systems and anti-virus programs. In addition, CDs of the latest service pack for Windows XP (Service Pack 2) will be distributed to those who need it.