Security

UL Lafayette Information Technology promotes network security and coordinates response to unauthorized accesses. This includes working with local supporters, computer users and our Internet Service Provider to protect the campus from network intrusions, denial of service attacks and other unauthorized or inappropriate activities that impair network access and use.

It is against UL Lafayette policy to use another’s account without authorization. Failure to comply may result in suspension of the User ID or other action as outlined in policy or federal/state law.

You must have antivirus software. UL Lafayette retains a site license for Sophos Endpoint Protection.  Standard University machines come pre-configured with this software.  Non-standard machines including MacIntosh, etc. can download a copy on the Helpdesk website.

There are many ways to clean an infected computer. Antivirus software can assist; however, many times there are malicious applications other than viruses which need removed.

Currently we recommend Windows Defender, which is a free application for genuine Microsoft Windows operating systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx.