Safe and Secure Computing

Safe computing is a shared responsibility between ITS and individual users of Lafayette's networked resources. ITS is committed to helping you keep the college's shared resources, as well as your personal information and data, secure.

Protect Your Computer

One of the most important things you can do to protect your computer is to install antivirus software. A number of effective free options are available for personally owned Windows computers including Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Defender, which is configured and enabled by default for Windows 8 and 10. A few free options available for Mac OS include Sophos, Avast, and AVG.

Update Your Password

Having a strong password, and changing your password often, are also ways to ensure your data and accounts are secure. You can change your Lafayette password using the Password Change Utility. It is also recommended that you set up an alternate email address through the utility which will help you recover your password should you forget it or if your account is compromised.

Other Resources

The list that follows provides links to security-related information currently available on the ITS Website. Please use this information to help secure your PC, protect your data, guard against identity theft, and make informed choices about safe computing at the college and beyond.

Tech Lounge Hours

Monday - Thursday
12 - 7 p.m.
12 - 5 p.m.
4 - 7 p.m.