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For systems running Windows 7, the UF security recommends downloading the free Microsoft Security Essentials. MSE doesn’t run on Windows 8 but the good news is that Windows 8 comes with a similar level of malware protection built into the operation system.
Finally a word about disk encryption. The Academic Health Center security policy states that mobile devices (including laptops) must have data encryption for information which is stored on them. This means if you are using your personally owned laptop for patient care, the hard disk must be encrypted. Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate and Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise provide the BitLocker utility which can be used to encrypt your disk.
Art Watson, Information Security Manager
UF Dept of CHFM / Box 100237 / MSB G1-026
Gainesville, FL 32610-0237
Voice: 352.273.5158 Fax: 352.273.5213