IT Security Resources
User's Guide to Safer Computing
Security Musts! First Steps to Secure Your Computer
Use built-in automatic update features to patch holes in your computer's defenses and fend off network worms.
Do's and Don'ts for enjoying social networks in a secure manner..
Use a built-in firewall to protect your computer from unknown exploits.
Use an Anti-virus program and keep it up to date to avoid known viruses, worms and trojans.
Use strong passwords both online and on your PC to prevent anyone from guessing them.
Keep your identity safe by ensuring that no one else knows your passwords.
Protect yourself from Identity Theft and know what to do if your information is compromised.
Identify, remediate, and secure sensitive information (PII) that could be on your computer.
Take steps to ensure that your computer, and the data inside of it, never falls into the wrong hands.
To avoid trojans and legal liability, stay away from filesharing networks.
Protect confidential data by being skeptical online.
Even if your computer is lost, you can save your data by making backups.
Resources for System's Administrators.
IT Policies apply to all individuals who access or control Columbia University information resources.
For more information, see the Columbia University Information Security Office page
Send reports of security incidents, attacks, or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org