Various threats exist that range from the annoying to those that can cause irreparable damage to your computer and data. Some may turn your computer into a launching point of threats against other computers at UC Merced and elsewhere on the Internet. Virtually all of these threats can be avoided - some can be thwarted centrally, some require the installation and proper configuration of protective software, and some require constant vigilance on the part of users.


Report a Security Incident

Should your professional or personal information be compromised, whether due to theft, hacking, an electronic virus, unauthorized use of campus network access or anytime you are witness to an inappropriate or offensive use of campus email or networks, you may want to report the incident, or seek help and advice from our campus experts.
If your computer system has been compromised or any professional data has been lost, our campus resources can help explain what options you have. Furthermore, as a user of the campus network, you should be aware of your rights and responsibilities. Begin by contacting us via email at, or via phone at 209.228.HELP (4357)

Looking for help?

We offer a number of tutorials and FAQs available in the Guides & FAQs section.
If you have any questions, problems, or comments, please contact the IT Help Desk via email at, via phone at 209.228.HELP (4357), or visit them in the Classroom and Office Building room 132A.