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With security becoming more and more complex, government requires the participation of all its employees to help protect IT assets.

Malware and viruses are a growing concern. The best line of defense for these threats is education.

  • Perform regular virus scans on all devices.       
  • Only download software from sites that you have heard of and trust.   
  • Ensure your browser's security settings are high enough to detect automatic or unauthorized downloads.
  • Avoid clicking on pop-up windows while browsing the Internet.
  • Do not open suspicious emails or click on attachments.
  • If you notice your computer is slowing down, crashing or acting unusual, stop using it and contact an IT professional.

To keep these tips handy, print this poster for quick reference.

Government has recently installed a new version of the McAfee anti-virus software on all government-owned computers and laptops.

Search the web safely

Now, when users perform a search, the web browser plug-in will check each link in the search results. Links that have been verified, and present no risk to government's IT environment, will have a green checkmark beside them and can be safely clicked.

Unsafe email warning messages

Emails are now verified as a result of the new update. A warning message will appear if a malicious email has been received. This will let the user know about potentially dangerous links in the message.

Any-time virus scans

This update also enables government to perform virus scans during work hours with no interruptions to users.

The Information Technology division is continually making improvements to government's security systems to help make its IT environment safer.


IT Service Desk