The Catholic University of America

Virus, Security and Privacy

Keep your Computer Safe on the Network

The three most important steps you can take to keep your computer safe on the network are as follows.

  1. Install antivirus software and keep it updated.
  2. Install the latest operating system updates.
  3. Use a software firewall.

Download the printable flyer (PDF) for information about how to perform these steps on your personally-owned computer. CUA computers provisioned by Technology Services are already configured this way.

Learn More

The following pages describes these steps and others that you can take to keep your computer environment safe and secure.