Technical Services

Technical Services provides guidance, support, security administration and maintenance of the university’s operational network and wireless systems infrastructure ranging from network and computer security to physical access control systems. The team develops and implements global security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures ensuring the ongoing maintenance of the security architecture for application, data, infrastructure, and network. To contact the OIT Security Team, please email

Zoom License Request

OIT has made Zoom Video Webinar licenses available for reservation through the 25Live portal.  Zoom Video Webinar allows you to broadcast a Zoom meeting to up to 3,000 view-only attendees, depending on the size of your request. Through two easy steps, you can reserve a license that has the capacity for 500, 1,000, and/or 3,000 attendees.  

By clicking the Webinar License Request link you will be directed to a 25Live form that is required to be completed to reserve your selected Zoom Video Webinar license. To ensure a successful event, we ask that you make your reservation 14 days in advance but at a minimal 3 days prior. 

Security Tools

As part of promoting good security practices, the OIT Security Team is providing information and links to security tools

  • Anti-virus and Endpoint Security Tools

    Anti-virus (AV) and anti-spyware (AS) tools are a critical piece of protecting computing devices. They are used for protecting your computer from viruses, trojans, and other malware.

    For NSU owned computers, we use Sophos Endpoint Protection. It is the program OIT supports. NSU faculty and staff can contact Client Services for more information about Sophos.

    For personal computers, whether faculty, staff or student owned, there are many free options. While NSU does not endorse nor take responsibility for user's installing these products, it is important that everyone use some sort of malware protection.

  • Types of Malware Protection Programs

    There are two types of malware protection programs available, primary and secondary. Primary programs will scan the entire computer, monitor activity on the computer and automatically update their programming and definitions. There can only be one primary program installed. If there are two, then they will start detecting each other as malicious and try to disinfect each other. This often leads to corrupt files and system crashes.

    Secondary programs are meant to supplement primary programs. They can be installed as an additional layer of protection. Keep in mind, if your computer is already infected, installing one of these could cause your system to become corrupt. It is recommended to do a security scan with an online scanning program, such Sophos, antiviral software used by the University.