Windows Security Patches
ITS recommends that you install the appropriate security patches from Microsoft before you connect to a network. If you have recently purchased your computer, or have successfully connected to the network, you should have the necessary security patches installed.
ITS suggests that you install Sophos Endpoint Security before installing the necessary security patches. Sophos Endpoint Security software is available for USC network users for free from the software download page.
If your computer has been previously infected or hacked, ITS requires that you install and turn on a firewall before you connect to the network. For more information on firewalls, see our About Firewalls page.
Downloading and Installing Security Patches
If your computer does not have the appropriate security patches installed, visit Windows Update to download and install all the required security patches for your OS if you are using Internet Explorer (IE). If you are using Firefox, Chrome, or another browser, go to the Microsoft Download Center to download and install the appropriate security patches.
For help, please contact the Customer Support Center at 213-740-5555 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.