Take steps to protect your personal device from cyber-criminals.
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Are you using a personal device as you work from home?

Your personal device might not have the same level of protection that the university network and devices do. While you work from home to stay safe from COVID-19, take steps to protect your personal device from cyber-criminals.

What to Do:

Check whether antivirus protection is installed on your personal device. If you’re using Windows, Windows Defender antivirus protection may already be installed.

If it is, great! Set up the software to run and update itself automatically and you’re all done.

If you don’t have antivirus protection installed, check leading consumer publications for recommendations, or see the Technology Services KnowledgeBase at https://answers.uillinois.edu/illinois/67971 to learn about free antivirus options for personal devices. When you install it on your personal device, set it to run and update automatically.

As part of our ongoing cybersecurity training program, you can also learn why protecting your device is important in the Ransomware training module at https://go.uillinois.edu/securitytraining.

Stay safe, stay secure. Contact securitysupport@illinois.edu with questions or feedback. 

-Technology Services Privacy and Security Team