How do I install security patches and updates to keep my computer protected from threats?
How will I know if there are any major security updates for my computer I need to install?
Assuming that you configured your computer according to ResNet's Purple Packet (connection instructions), your computer should automatically check for security updates daily when an Internet connection is available.Instructions for configuring your computer to automtically download and install security and software updates can also be found here.
When a security issue is found in a popular operating system (macOS, Windows, iOS, Android), it usually receives major media attention. You will probably hear about it on your favorite local or national news outlets, including The Observer.
Depending on the severity of the security issue, an announcement to the campus community may be made by ResNet or the CIO with recommended steps to protect your devices.
Last Modified August 14, 2021