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You Can Now Check the Status of our IT Systems Online

IT Services is excited to announce a new offering that provides the BCIT community current information on the status of our major IT systems. status.bcit.ca This new service provides: An overview of the current status of our major systems and services. Information about upcoming scheduled maintenance events. Alerts about any major incidents or outages. Here […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 4 – Shadow IT

BCIT IT services provides tools and services to keep our information safe. When users use technology solutions that are unsupported it could put BCIT at risk. What is Shadow IT? Shadow IT is “the use of IT-related hardware or software by a department or individual without the knowledge of the IT or security group within […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 3 – Protecting Your Personal Computer

Users who connect to the BCIT network using a personal computer are responsible for ensuring their computer does not negatively affect the BCIT network. Viruses on a personal computer could negatively affect both the user’s system and the network performance at BCIT. Compromised machines can also infect other computers on the network. See the Responsible […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 2 – Don’t click that link!

In our second week of our cyber security awareness campaign, we are taking a look at phishing attacks. This October, make sure that you don’t fall for any spooky online tricks! What is phishing: Phishing is a type of deception designed to get you to do one of the following: Get you to hand over […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 1 – Passwords

IT Security is an important aspect of keeping the BCIT community safe while also protecting our information. For the entire month of October, IT Services will be posting a series of topics which will dig into best-practices to ensure that we stay secure. What’s up first? Everyone’s favourite topic – Passwords! Week 1: Change your […]