Configure devices and computers securely

Keep software up to date and configure your security.

Keep it simple: use the University supported desktop ...

The easiest way to ensure your software is kept up to date and is configured securely, is to use one of the University Supported Desktop configurations. These are set up to keep up to date automatically, and have all the security software installed, and configured correctly.

Supported desktops

... or use a computer managed by your School's IT service

School of Informatics managed and self-managed platforms

Managing the computer yourself

If you are managing the configuration of your computer yourself, or just want to make sure your home computers are configured securely, follow the guidlelines here:


Configure your computers and devices to check for updates on a daily basis.

Only install software from reputable companies.