Basic security for your computer and laptop

Install antivirus software, a firewall and the most recent software updates. This way you can work safely online.

You are responsible for the security of your laptop or desktop as well as your phone or tablet.

In addition to anti-virus software, a firewall and keeping track of software updates for your operating system, we ask you to encrypt your data. This will make your data and that of the AUAS more secure.

Never leave your computer, laptop or tablet unattended. Lock your screen if you are away for any length of time.

How do you lock your screen?

  • Windows: Ctrl-Alt-Delete or Windows key +L(ock) keyboard shortcuts.
  • Mac: configure your computer/laptop to go into sleep mode when you're not working on it, requiring a password to be reactivated. You can configure the password activation option under the Mac OS X security settings.
    Navigate to: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. Select 'Require password' for sleep mode and screen lock (see instructions). You can also find the instructions on the Macworld website and the Apple website.
  • Linux: Ctrl-Alt-L keyboard shortcut (may not work on some versions of Linux).
Published by  ICT Services 30 June 2022