Security

 

Windows Updates will keep your computer running smooth and secure. There are several updates that are released every month and over time a lack of attention to these updates can result in functioning degradation and security risks. Owners of Windows PCs should be sure to install updates regularly or utilize the automatic update installation features. 

UNI has a variety of difference policies that govern the use of technology on campus.

Below are a variety of different links that pertain to using this technology in the Department of Residence.

ITS

ITS Policies

ResNet

ResNet Policies

Why Should I Keep My Computer Secure?

The purpose of many security threats today is to allow a hacker to gain access to your computer. The hacker can then:

Internet bandwidth on ResNet is a shared resource, so the more users utilizing this in a given time, the less bandwidth there is per user. During weekdays, ResNet bandwidth is limited between 7am and 6pm. On weeknights after 6pm and weekends, ResNet shares bandwidth with UNI's campus network, providing faster download speeds. Below is a graph of ResNet's current Internet usage.

Bandwidth Graph

Overview

Why Remove P2P Programs?

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) programs can and often do cause a variety of problems for computers. Viruses can be spread over these P2P networks. They may also come with malicious programs causing pop-ups to occur, and can even corrupt your computer files. P2P use also can use a large amount of UNI's Internet bandwidth, slowing down Internet access and can expose you to legal liability if you are found sharing copyrighted files.

ResNet requires a certain level of security in order for a computer to be connected. The information below will explain in greater detail how this can be accomplished.

Microsoft provides a simple guide on how to protect your computer here.

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