Apart from all the security measures done by ITSC, users' security awareness and participation also play an important role in securing our I.T. environment. The following lists some security practices that are highly recommended for all types of users:
This can be done by keeping the default Windows Update settings to install updates automatically. Using Windows 7 or above would also improve security. For application software, enable self-update where available.
On Windows, user may check the firewall status from Security Center or Action Center.
ITSC offers anti-virus software for Windows to all HKUST staff and students. Check here for details.
This is to minimize the attack surface.
Human is the weakest link of a computer system. Think twice before clicking on any email or web page. Check here for more information on email security.
In any cases, users are advised to consult their departmental support staff or seek recommendations from ITSC should you have any queries or problems related to computer and network security. It is sure that a stable and secure I.T. Environment can be achieved with the efforts from everyone of us.
More information can be found at our IT Security home page.