Security Best Practices - Securing your Computer

The IT staff at OSU strive to keep computers that are infected with malware off of the network, but despite our best efforts, there are infected machines that connect to the network. As part of our ongoing efforts to increase security for the entire OSU community, we have developed the following guidelines.

Before you connect your computer to the OSU network, we recommend that you follow a standard set of procedures for securing your system to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of university systems are maintained.

Instructions for Computers

  • Update & Patch Your Operating System
  • Install and Update Your Antivirus Products
  • Set a Password for Your Computer

With these small steps, you can greatly increase your personal computer's performance and security!


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


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