Securing Your Computer

The IT staff at OSU strive to keep computers that are infected with malware off of the network, but despite our best efforts, there are infected machines that connect to the network. As part of our ongoing efforts to increase security for the entire OSU community, we have developed the following guidelines.

Before you connect your computer to the OSU network, we recommend that you follow a standard set of procedures for securing your system to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of university systems are maintained.

Instructions for Computers

With these small steps, you can greatly increase your personal computers performance and security!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel to call the IS Service Desk at 541-737-8787 (OSU-Cascades: 541-322-2051).

Difference Between SCEP and Windows Defender/Security Essentials

System Center Endpoint Protectoin (SCEP) and Windows Defender / Security Essentials are basically the same applications. The only difference is that SCEP is a enterprise supported application which allows for administrators to have granular control over settings so that the end user can not change them. Both Defender/Security Essentials and SCEP receive the same updates for definitions from Windows System Update Server.