Computer Security

Computer SecuritySystems infected with viruses or worms pose a threat to other systems on the internet. Furthermore, infected systems┬ájeopardize both data and the ability of people to work or conduct business within and beyond UCLA. Failure to take decisive steps to limit a system’s ability to infect other systems exposes the School and the University to criticism, network isolation from key networks, and possible legal action.

When you are requesting your machine be connected to the network, it is your responsibility to make sure that your machine is as secure as possible. As the machine administrator, you must comply with UCLA Policy 401. See Policy 401, Attachment A in particular.

If a compromised system holds personal data (e.g. Social Security number, credit card number, medical and/or health information), you must follow the procedure in UCLA Policy 420 to avoid violating California State Law.

SEASnet has provided the following guidelines for securing your machine. If you are unsure of any of these steps please contact the SEASnet Help Desk.