Everyone is responsible for security!
Keep your workplace computer updated,
use the free antivirus software Sophos,
make regular backups of your computer’s data.
Everyone who is working on a PC that is part of our academic network is not only a passive participant and user but (knowingly or unknowingly) affects other PCs in the network. To avoid complications for yourself and others, everyone has to abide to certain rules, just like when driving a car.
Badly configured PCs pose a risk not only for themselves but also for all participants in the network. You can limit the damage of most attacks or avoid it altogether, when everyone who has a PC in the network follows a few, easy rules. In the end it comes down to doing the necessary with a reasonable amount of effort to improve the network’s security. There is no such thing as absolute security.