Many of the security tools for laptops and home computers are the same as those recommend for UW office computers. However, there are some special tools for connecting to administrative systems or office desktops from home or on the road.
Remote Access to UW Software with VPN
Securely connecting to UW computer resources from off campus. Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections offer a greater level of security and are required for remote access to some UW network resources.
To Install and Run Windows Automatic Updates
It is highly recommended to automate your updates so that the software does it for you.
Microsoft Office and other Microsoft product updates
If you use Microsoft Office on a personal computer, it needs to be kept up to date. Plug up any security holes by running Microsoft's online update.