15.54 – Computer Operating System Critical Updates

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 15 | Information Management and Data Security

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Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule

A. Purpose

This Rule details the requirements for critical updates to university network-connected computers.


B. Rule

All computers using NMSU network infrastructure are required to have all applicable critical updates applied within 10 days of their release. It is the responsibility of the computer owner to ensure that all critical updates are applied to the computer’s operating system except when the update and the applications that reside on the server are in conflict. Also see security tips at: Security Tips.