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Equifax Data Breach

Equifax recently announced a data breach impacting at least 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The … (Read More) Equifax Data Breach

Social Networking Safety and Security

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. With Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram and other services, social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, and up-to-date on current situations. However, it is important … (Read More) Social Networking Safety and Security

Coming May 30: Additional Security Questions in PeopleSoft

On Tuesday, May 30, the Office of Information Technology will implement additional security measures to protect your privacy when accessing certain information in PeopleSoft (also known as Student Center). Beginning May 30, you will be asked to verify your identity … (Read More) Coming May 30: Additional Security Questions in PeopleSoft

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 Computers that aren’t restarted regularly may have out-of-date software, and can pose … (Read More) New Computer Restart Policy Improves Security Across Campus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