The advent of computers has revolutionized the way that we process data. Many business operations and processes have been streamlined by utilizing this tool. Interactive media provides us with endless hours of entertainment. However, as with any complex system, the opportunity to exploit is present. There are many dangers out in the Internet, and precautionary steps must be taken to protect oneself. Every day, new vulnerabilities are being found in operating systems and applications we all use. It can be a daunting task to keep your machine secure. Please keep your machines software updated and install the Marist College provided McAfee anti-virus software to help keep your machine safe and running smoothly. The McAfee antivirus installation file and a step by step walkthrough can be found at http://www.marist.edu/it/resnet/antivirus.html.
Prior to gaining access to the Marist network, you must go through the Login process. This process ensures authentication with your Marist credentials. This ensures that no one outside of the Marist community is able to access the internal Marist network. This act also provides accountability for Internet traffic in the event that we need to pursue copyright infringements or other malicious network activities. In addition, this process ensures that everyone has read and agreed to the Technology Acceptable Usage Agreement found at http://www.marist.edu/it/infosecurity/pdfs/aup.pdf. This agreement sets forth the guidelines of how Marist network resources can be utilized and what kinds of activities are prohibited.
Network Admission Control is an essential process to prevent the abuse of Marist network resources and to ensure reliable operations of the network. It is a means to prevent identity theft and theft of confidential data, and it prevents the use of Marist resources for malicious intent. Our goal is to keep the Marist network stable and keep our information secure. If you need assistance going through the NAC process, please contact ResNet (x3135) for students, and the Help Desk (x4357) for faculty and staff.