Personal Security

It is important that you take preventative steps to protect your computer from viruses, hackers and spam.

You can greatly reduce these threats by following 3 simple steps which every computer owner connected to the internet should take:

  1. Update and patch your system.
  2. Install anti-virus software and keep it current (McAfee is available at no cost to the U of G community!).
  3. Use a firewall.

For added protection, the Protect your PC Guide provides an easy to follow guide on how to maintain your computer's security.

Enterprise IT Security & Governance

The Office of the CIO's Portfolio Management Office is responsible for administering the University of Guelph's comprehensive IT Security & Governance program. U of G IT policies & guidelines are issued from the PMO in addition to the Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology.