Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
IT Support Center

Information Security Education and Awareness

Keeping Your Office Computer Safe


Overview

Here are several tips for keeping your office computers safe.

  • Lock your computer when you walk away from your desk, Use Windows Key (Option Key) and L to quickly Lock your computer
  • Always save documents to your shared drive, or DCL3 data folder. These folders are backed up and secure should anything happen to your hard drive.
  • Watch out for shoulder surfers. People standing or leaning next to you as you are using your computer or device.
  • Avoid using Thumb drives that are not secure. Do not plug in any old thumb drive into your computer. make sure to run it through a malware detection program first.
  • Use Application Whitelisting it can keep you safe by preventing unwanted programs form running on your computer without your knowledge.
  • If you have a laptop make sure that it is fully secured with encryption before using it remotely.