How can I have my IU-networked computer scanned for security vulnerabilities?
Network security vulnerabilities may be unrelated to viruses, and are usually the result of a flaw in the operating system or other software. You should perform a scan of your Indiana University-networked computer when you install a new operating system, or when you install or upgrade networking or other system software.
The University Information Security Office (UISO) provides access to software that can perform an external scan of your computer. UISO requires computers on Office of the Vice President for Information Technology (OVPIT) and UITS networks to be scanned for network security vulnerabilities every 30 days. Computers on other IU networks may also use the scanning service if they are directly connected to the IU network; you cannot have your computer scanned if you connect via a dial-up connection or VPN.
If you are currently listed with UISO as a scanning administrator for your computer, you can request a scan at any time. If your computer has never been scanned, you need to request a scan from the UISO. For more, see Web Application Vulnerability Scanner.
You will receive email notifying you of the scan's results. If the scan reports a vulnerability on your computer, click the accompanying link and follow the instructions for the fixes. For more, see What should I do if my University Information Security Office security scan reports vulnerabilities?
Note: UISO proactively scans computers on the UITS, IU Bloomington halls of residence, IUB Greeknet, and IUPUI halls of residence subnets. If your computer is identified as a possible security risk, someone from UISO will contact you.
Last modified on February 19, 2013.