Lack of computer security awareness
has become an increasing concern. Alamo Colleges has implemented hardware and
software protection for computer network security. Users of the Alamo Colleges
network need to acquire the knowledge to defend personal information,
passwords, and data. Listed below are a few security concerns we face today.
For more information on I.T. security, visit the Information Technologies
You A Victim?
Identity Theft is a growing crime.
Never give out your passwords or pin numbers. If your purse or wallet is
stolen, notify the local police department. There are numerous ways to get your
identity stolen, ranging from shoulder surfing, email scams, dumpster diving
and stealing mail. Check your credit report often. Never give out your personal
information or bank account information over the phone or via email.
Due For A Cleaning?
The first line of defense in keeping
your computer as secure as possible is through regular software updates and
routine system maintenance. This will help avoid data loss, new viruses and
other potential risk. You should check for updates on a weekly basis. Within
Windows Security Center you can apply automatic updates.
Not Feeling Well?
Do you know what your computer is contracting
when it has internet access? The most important protection from viruses and
spyware is not just virus protection but UPDATED virus protection. Virus
protection software will protect your computer from viruses, Trojan horses, and
other malicious code.