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DECS works to provide a secure network environment to ensure the safety and continuity of resources we all need. The landscape of threats has changed since 2017 with a sharp increase in operating system vulnerabilities which are trivial enough to allow worms which  could spread ransomware. In order to avoid becoming a victim of a network worm, spreading malware to other victims, or as a jumping point for further attacks internally, it is essential to keep operating systems updated on a frequent basis. DECS recommends monthly updates and reboots, if not each time a computer notifies you.

Computers which have not rebooted within 60 days indicate they are not being maintained sufficiently and will be blocked from the network. If a long term process must run on a computer and monthly reboots are an issue, please contact DECS to work out a solution.

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