It starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT., a simple action for all of us to employ to stay safer and more secure online.
More information on National Cyber Security Awareness Month is located here: http://www.uccs.edu/itsecure/index/NCSAM2011.html
Cyber Security Topic – Importance of Updating Your Software/Mac/PC
You maintain your car right? You buy new tires so you don't skid off the road, you change your oil so engine keeps working properly, you put new brakes on so you can stop when you need to. Same maintenance rules apply to computers and computing devices. Mac's, PC's, mobile phones, Firefox, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java, Safari, etc, are all items you need to keep updated. You update your computer for a few reasons:
Keeping Campus Safe - The Numbers
Incoming spam and malicious emails kept out of your inbox in the past 30 days: 4,953,474 which accounts for about 79% of all incoming email
Viruses and malware removed or quarantined automatically in the past month: 170 incidents
Microsoft October Updates - Please make sure you save your work before you head home tonight (10/11). The updates may cause your computer to reboot.
Mac October Updates - Be sure to update your Mac, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner and click on Software Update... be sure to install all updates.
Latest Firefox version: 7.0.1 and 3.6.23
Latest Google Chrome Version: 14.0.835.202
Adobe Flash 11 is out: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer.html (10/3)
Passwords Expire Every 90 Days - Don't forget to change your password every 90 days. You can do this 24/7 by visiting https://accounts.uccs.edu and clicking on Password Change
Lost or Forgotten Passwords - All UCCS Students, Faculty and Staff can recover a lost or forgotten password without having to come on campus. All you need to do is visit https://accounts.uccs.edu and click on Self Service Password Reset