Q: Is my computer firewalled/safe from the external network?
All computing devices are reasonably secured from external intrusion. In the case of personal office PCs, no guarantees can be made since the security of these devices depend on multiple factors such as operating system choice, configuration, installed software, hardware settings and user expertise. Therefore OSCit cannot adn will not assume responsibility for user data security on personal computing devices. The OSC servers provide a much greater level of security and you should place your data on your allocated server account if data security is an issue for you.