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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

 

Please send all comments, questions, and cajoling to trainme@neiu.edu.

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.)