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Antivirus

Beloit College IT requires that any computers connecting to the campus network have antivirus software with up-to-date virus definitions installed. You are welcome to use any antivirus software that you prefer. Beloit College offers Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) to any currently enrolled students.

Installation instructions and file download links can be found at the link below.  You will be required to provide your current Beloit College account credentials before proceeding to the download page.


Passwords

Beloit College IT system passwords serve several purposes, such as preventing unauthorized access to sensitive information and helping faculty, staff, and students prove their identity to campus computer systems.  IT uses a central password directory to authenticate sign-on to most of our systems. Use your Beloit College password to access: The Portal, campus computers, BCNet wireless network, G Suite/Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive), Belcat (Library catalog), Jenzabar EX, Moodle and Moodle Groups, Studio Abroad, network file shares, campus directories, and more.

The Information Technology (IT) department will never ask you to give us your password.  If you get an email asking to verify your account or provide your password, it is likely a phishing scam - do not respond to it or click on the link contained in the email. If you ever have any questions about the authenticity of such a request, please contact IT Support before responding.

Beloit College no longer requires users to change their password on a regular basis, unless you have access to sensitive data in Jenzabar EX.  For more information on passwords at Beloit College, including information on guidelines and best practices, enrolling in Password Manager, changing your password, resetting a forgotten password, and more, please visit our IT Confluence wiki.


      Phishing

      Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication (email, text message, etc.).  Examples of phishing messages include: requests for banking or credit card information, requests for updates to PayPal or eBay account information, or requests for email account username and/or password.

      For more information on phishing, including: examples of phishing messages, tips to identify phishing scam messages, phishing prevention strategies, and information on what to do if you think you are a victim of phishing, please visit:


      Not Finding What You Need?

      New documentation is being developed and added on a regular basis.  If the information you seek is not captured in the Service Catalog or on the BITS Confluence wiki, be sure to let us know.


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