man cowering behind computer screenCybersecurity should be an important part of your computer care routine.

Make computer care part of your routine: IT Services

Your most important work tool is your computer or laptop, notes Kevin Macnaughton, team lead security, Information Technology Services, so cybersecurity should be an important part of your care routine.

Macnaughton calls it essential to ensure your device is running optimally with the latest updates and kept secure to protect your work.

“Basic computer care and hygiene should not be overlooked,” he says. “Follow daily or weekly restart practices and enable updates to keep your devices working and secure.”

Top systems care basics include:

  • Closing work applications and browsers at the end of the day
  • Shutting down and starting your computer weekly
  • Enabling automatic updates for your operating system
  • Activating and maintaining up to date antivirus and firewall software

To keep your applications up to date and secure, IT Services recommends:

For more computer care basics as well as ways to supercharge your workstation see

To highlight the global cybersecurity efforts, consult New Zealand’s campaign “Cyber up with CERT NZ.”

Led by IT Services, Cybersecurity Awareness Month efforts highlight cybersecurity issues relevant to the UWindsor community. More information can be found at