To protect Columbia's computer systems against cyberattacks and helps ensure that our data is secured, while also giving you the flexibility you need to save and complete your work, CUIT has developed a patch management strategy that maximizes the security of your CUIT-managed computer. CUIT distributes updated patches as soon as they have been internally tested and approved. Every 7 days users will be prompted to reboot their computer. Any pending CUIT or Apple updates will be installed (up to four 24-hour deferrals will be accepted). If your computer is off or is not being used, that is not considered a working day. On the final day, there is a 60-minute pop-up window to notify you of the timeline for the impending automatic patching workflow and reboot.