Safe Computing

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to practice “safe computing,” which is simply maintaining an awareness of computer security issues: choosing a good password, locking your screen or logging off when leaving your computer unattended, not opening unknown email attachments or suspicious links, and never trusting emails or phone calls asking for passwords or account numbers. Safe computing also means using an antivirus program that receives automatic updates on the latest threats and keeping software current with update subscriptions and free updates from companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe.

Most safe computing maintenance tasks on Law Center-owned computers are done for you, but safe computing on home computers and personal notebook computers is your responsibility. Below are some useful safe computing links: