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University Computing Services



Fall 2005


Links to Stories:


Security Today


The Outlook Exchange Project


Why Change to Exchange?


General Security Practices


Dangers & Annoyances


September Computer Literacy Workshops


Security Begins at Home


Standards for Information Technology


What Version of Windows and Office Do You Use?


Kim’s Column


Editor-in-Chief: Kim Tracy, Executive Director of University Computing


Managing Editor: Anna Brown, Computer Literacy Training Coordinator


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Security Today


Ah, for the good old days, when securing your files meant copying them onto floppy disks so you would always have a backup. Our priceless Internet has turned out to have quite a cost—viruses, spam & scams, and those darn, ceaseless Windows Updates. And backing up files is more complicated than ever, as well. Not to mention the risk of carrying your computer around with you in the form of a laptop, PDA, or other device. Today, computer security comes in many forms, and users need to educate themselves the easy way (by researching and using new solutions) rather than the hard way (losing important files or having one’s hard drive infested and then rebuilt). This issue deals with security topics and related provisions such as computing standards. We also welcome our new Executive Director of University Computing, Kim Tracy, with a new column (see back page.)