The OIT Help Desk takes the subject of computer security very seriously, and offers several services and applications designed to protect University computers from a myriad of virus, spyware, and data theft threats.
All University-owned computers are required to have antivirus software installed and current when attaching to the University network, per Boise State’s IT policy.
Boise State University has a site license for employees for Symantec AntiVirus for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. This license allows for installations on all University-owned devices, as well as employee personal computers.
Please note you will need to uninstall any antivirus software you have on a personal computer before installing Symantec AntiVirus.
University employees can obtain Symantec AntiVirus software via a free download by contacting the OIT Help Desk (phone: 426-4357, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students can purchase antivirus software at approximately $25.00 via BroncoTec in the Student Union.
Keeping Your Computer Secure
The OIT Help Desk, in conjunction with the OIT Information Security Office, is committed to providing you with education and tools to keep your professional and personal data safe.
OIT Information Security Office
Our University Information Security Office is responsible for protecting the University’s information assets. The OIT Information Security Office conducts workshops on information security awareness, recommends IT security policy, and investigates IT policy violations and security incidents.
For more information, see the OIT Information Security Office website.
Of course, the OIT Help Desk is available for any questions you may have. We’re open 7:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday – Thursday, and 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday. Contact us at 426-4357, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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