Welcome to the Office of Information Security
- To facilitate the education of students in a secure manner.
- To enable the faculty to deliver quality education and conduct research in a secure manner.
- To ensure staff can serve the University mission and their department functions in a secure manner.
- To defend the institutions data, systems, and networks from misuse, damage and loss.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Tip No. 1
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Malware infections can be spread by USB drives. In a recent survey, 8 percent of people said that their latest malware infection came from a friend's or coworker's USB drive.
Malware will often try to spread by compromising a legitimate file such as a presentation or report and copy itself to a new computer or device when opened. Regularly scan your USB drive and files with a trusted anti-malware program. Don't plug in any USB device that is unknown to you. Occasionally check to make sure that no unknown USB devices are connected to your computing systems.