Six Quick Strategies for IT Security

Because no one is immune to malicious viruses and intrusion, we all need to do our part so that protection is in place for our computers and personal information. CaTS is working to ensure a safe computing environment on campus, but for this to happen, faculty, staff and students need to understand how to secure their computers, whether they are used on campus or at home. Follow the six security strategies listed below and you'll be on your way to a safe and secure computing experience.Note: If you're using a CaTS supported computer on campus (contact the Help Desk at 775.4827 if you're not sure), firewalls, antivirus software, and security updates are already done for you on that computer.

Download the WSU Security Awareness Companion Guide (PDF) mentioned in the CaTS IT Security Video. To request a large print version of the companion guide, please e-mail the CaTS Help Desk at Please allow 1-2 business days to receive a printed copy.

Secure Passwords Anti-virus Software Spyware Protection
Security Updates Firewalls Computing Habits


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