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Securing Your Devices

Defend Against Malware/Viruses

  • Install ant-ivirus software and keep it updated
    • Free anti-virus software is available to all RU students and employees
  • Make sure anti-virus scans are performed on a regular basis
    • Set daily or weekly scans to automatically run
  • Ensure your computer’s firewall is turned on
  • Install all security updates for your operating system
    • It is best to allow updates to automatically install when available
  • Update commonly exploited third-party software such as Adobe Reader, Java, and Flash Player. These three software packages are the most exploited!

Protect Your Data

  • Perform regular backups of important data to an external hard drive or online storage such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or your H: drive
  • If you access your email, or other accounts on a mobile device, use a pin, password, or other security (fingerprint, etc.) to protect your device

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the Information Security Officers at itsecurity@radford.edu.