Why Computer Security is Important
Computers and the Internet can provide many benefits. One big downside is that computers and laptops can easily become targets for intruders. They may want to steal your personal information, use your computer to attack other systems, or cause damage to your system. There are several ways you can ensure that you and your computer are protected. There is no one security method or technological solution to protect your system. Don't make it easy for hackers, protect yourself and your computer. If your computer or laptop becomes infected, the ITS department may have to take steps to prevent it from being able to access our network in order to protect other systems. The following web pages are just some ways you can protect your computer:
- Keep your system up to date with Patches and Security Packs
- What should I do if I cannot access the Internet?
- Use a Firewall and Antivirus Software - Consider installing antivirus tools
- Watch out for Spyware and Adware
- Information about Password Security
In addition to our web pages, there are a number of sites on the Internet that provide detailed information on Computer and Internet Security:
How do I get help with this service?
Phone: 250-740-6300 (Local 6300)
In person: B305 (Library) 3rd Floor
Who can use this service?
When is this service available?
Support for this service is available: M-F 8 - 4:30
Service is available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
Our technology advisory page provides up-to-date information about the operations of Vancouver Island University's Information Technology systems and services.