University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
Home Computing Security
Computing Security

The security of your computers at work (and at home) can impact far more than just your local system in these times. Personal and work-related information may be compromised or stolen, and your computer may unwittingly be part of future security breaches as a consequence. Here are some resources that will help you to better protect your PC, and keep your information safe.

The University of Kentucky provides one option for antivirus protection at this time.   Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 (32/64 bit) is available via the download site.  Microsoft Security Essentials is available at www.microsoft.com but is only to be used for home or small business (less than 10 pcs).  It is also recommended that you install Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal tool but this is NOT a substitute for antivirus software.  If you have any questions, please contact the College of Agriculture Help Desk or the UKIT Customer Service Center.

Performing routine and reliable backups of your data is very important.  Talk to your IT Support personnel if you have questions regarding backups.  Click here for some Basic Backup Tips.

 

 

*Security Policy Statement* - Download the COA Security Policy Statement HERE.

POLICY GOVERNING ACCESS TO AND USE OF UNIVERSITY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

University of Kentucky IT Security Wiki

Extension IT Security Information (PDF)

What is considered "sensitive" information?

Computer Best Practices Presentation - 11/14/12

CHIES Ag. Security Initiative Presentation

The presentation concerning UK Ag Security initiatives delivered at the CHIES conference may be downloaded here: Click to Download

A recording of COA Computer Security meeting, held Thursday, April 14th, 2011 can be found on the UKAg Videocenter HERE.

 

Good information concerning Malware via Sans.org (Ouch!) Download .pdf here

US-CERT Cyber Security Tip ST08-001 -- Using Caution with USB Drives

US-CERT Cyber Security Tip ST04-0017 -- Protecting Portable Devices: Physical Security

US-CERT Cyber Security Tip ST04-020 -- Protecting Portable Devices: Data Security

 

 

ISC Handler Diary - ISC - WIPE, RINSE, REPEAT! Information on reloading a machine that has been compromised.

 

UK Resources:

UK Main Campus IT Policy Information (UPDATED!!)

UK Main Campus IT Customer Service Page

AGC CIT Section Internal Software Downloads

 

Microsoft:

04 08 14 - Microsoft released April Security Bulletin Updates

Mcrosoft Office Update

Microsoft Windows Update

Microsoft Safety and Security Center

Link to Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

 

Apple/Mac:

Apple Support Web Page

Mac Security Information

 

Other Helpful Information:

Security Resource OUCH! - http://www.securingthehuman.org/resources/

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