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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Boise State joins the nation in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month for October. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a nationwide effort to educate and engage public and private sector stakeholders, and the general public, on cybersecurity issues through … (Read More) October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

VPN Services Available to All Faculty and Staff

The Office of Information Technology has made Virtual Private Network (VPN) services available to all faculty and staff, free of charge. Previously, these services were available only after contacting the Help Desk. VPN allows remote access to specific University networks … (Read More) VPN Services Available to All Faculty and Staff

New Computer Restart Policy Improves Security Across Campus

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is implementing a new computer restart policy to ensure all computers receive security, software and operating system updates in a timely manner. Computers that aren’t restarted regularly may have out-of-date software, and can pose … (Read More) New Computer Restart Policy Improves Security Across Campus

Max’s Minute: Cybersecurity is a Team Sport

In his latest video, Max talks about cybersecurity at Boise State being a team sport, with the University, Office of Information Technology, and you working together to keep your personal and work data private. Video Transcript Hi, this is Max … (Read More) Max’s Minute: Cybersecurity is a Team Sport

We’re Removing QuickTime for Windows (and You Should Too)

The Office of Information Technology is in the process of removing QuickTime for Windows from University computers supported by OIT, as well as public computers on campus. This removal requires no action on your part. QuickTime for Windows was recently … (Read More) We’re Removing QuickTime for Windows (and You Should Too)

DNS Changes Made to Increase Web Security

In September, we announced increased web security for our campus. This morning, January 6, the Office of Information Technology applied some additional safety measures to the network. Specifically, all systems will now be required to use Boise State’s DNS servers. Any hard-coded … (Read More) DNS Changes Made to Increase Web Security

Max Davis-Johnson Appointed to Governor’s Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force

October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month, and the state of Idaho recently committed to a new level of awareness and action when Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter created the “Idaho Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force.” Max Davis-Johnson, CIO and AVP for the … (Read More) Max Davis-Johnson Appointed to Governor’s Cybersecurity Cabinet Task Force

Five Years of Accomplishments for National Cyber Security Awareness

Boise State is proud to be a National Cyber Security Awareness Champion, and as such we’ve promoted Stop. Think. Connect. each October since 2011. In that time, the National Cybersecurity Alliance has produced more than 100 online safety resources, and we’ve worked … (Read More) Five Years of Accomplishments for National Cyber Security Awareness

Increased Web Security on Campus

Recently, the Office of Information Technology rolled out new software, called OpenDNS, to better protect our systems from malware, viruses and phishing sites. If you encounter a webpage that is blocked by OpenDNS, you’ll see a message that looks similar to … (Read More) Increased Web Security on Campus

Practice Safe Gaming

The SANS Institute recently published tips to help protect your computer, your data and your money when gaming online: Be cautious of any messages that ask you to take an action, such as clicking on a link or downloading a file. Just … (Read More) Practice Safe Gaming