Device Management enhances the security of our environment by keeping your computer up-to-date. Not only is it important to keep our installed programs on their latest versions, but also the operating system (OS) of your computer, whether it be Windows or Mac. In order to ensure timely application and OS updates for Mac computers, Device Management will be enabling the built-in auto-update settings within the Mac App Store. You are highly encouraged to reboot when prompted by your Mac to do so, which looks like this:
Periodic reboots are advised for every personal computer. Make sure to take a break and keep your computer up-to-date by proceeding with a reboot when prompted by your OS or the Device Management agent.
Monday, January 7, 2019
The Computer and Network Responsible Use Policy requires all computers connected to our network to be maintained up-to-date with security patches and to follow published IT Standards. For UNIVERSITY OWNED assets the IT Standard is to use Device Management and WSUS to comply with the policy via automated updates. Twenty years of Pepperdine history has proven that the only way to provide consistently up-to-date computers is automation; all other methods have failed miserably, leaving the University with significant risk.