All computer users who manage their own systems are responsible for keeping their computers secure. Security Network Services (SNS) has means for monitoring and scanning the campus network for potential security problems. They may disconnect any systems from the campus network that they believe have been compromised or if they believe that a given system possesses a serious security risk to the rest of campus. If the system owner does not fix the problem after a reasonable amount of time after the initial warning, the node will be disconnected.
SNS provides links to quick security guides and checklists for various operating systems and applications. We advise everyone who manages their own computers to become familiar with and follow the SNS security guidelines for system administration.