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Network Security

 

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Introduction

Computer security is the process of preventing and detecting unauthorized use of your computer or our computer resources.  Prevention measures help you to stop unauthorized users (also known as “intruders”) from accessing any part of your computer system.  Detection helps you to determine whether or not someone attempted to break into your system, if they were successful, and what they may have done.

We use computers for everything from banking and investing to shopping and communicating with others through email or chat programs.  Although you may not consider your communications “top secret,” you probably do not want strangers reading your email, using your computer to attack other systems, sending forged email from your computer, or examining personal information stored on your computer. 

The resources and articles either on this site, or linked to by this site, will allow you to do your part in keeping our systems from being compromised, or used in an inappropriate manner. 

Latest Microsoft Alerts: RSS feed

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Patching your Operating System and Updating Virus Definitions at least once a week is the best protection against becoming a victim

 

Click here to access the Valencia Rules of the Road and important Information Security Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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