The goal of the Wright State University IT Security website is to provide information for protecting the University's computing and information resources/data by complying with information-related laws, regulations, policies and security best practices. We are also concerned with the health of your computer and the protection of your sensitive information.
For your personal protection against malicious internet activity, we encourage you to review the information on this site, specifically the section entitled Do IT Wright, accessible from the menu on the left. You are the only one that can protect your finances, identity and personal data.
Theft of personal data can occur both at home and at the university workplace, since employees of the university work daily with protected or personal information. If two pieces of information can be put together to provide access to obtain personal documents, security measures must be in place to protect that information. Paying close attention to the information on this website can provide you with valuable insight on how to protect both your information and the university's sensitive data.
The CaTS Help Desk is here to help. If you have questions or concerns about information technology security, please see the Contact Us page.
Enhancements to WSU's Intrusion Prevention System
On the morning of Tuesday, October 28, CaTS will be implementing enhancements to the Wright State's Intrusion Prevention System. These enhancements provide additional protection to the University with a more extensive library of known infected Internet sites and the ability to spot infected content. If you have questions concerning these enhancements please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
Warning About Attached Documents With Malicious Code
CaTS recently learned of malicious Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents being sent via email to members of the Wright State community.
The names of these documents may contain references to an invoice, undelivered package, or other business related subject. The documents are designed to run malicious code on systems running the Windows operating system. If you receive an email with a document attached and do not recognize the sender, even if the email indicates the document originates from a legitimate business, do not open or download the document.
If you have questions about whether an email you received is legitimate or not, please contact the Help Desk for assistance. You can contact us at (937) 775-4827 or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.
Urgent: Phishing Scam Notice for 9/30/14
The Help Desk was recently notified of another phishing scam that target students, faculty, and staff of Wright State University. This scam tells you that you logged in to "a different device" with your email, and because of that, your account will be disabled. It then gives a link for you to click on to re-enable your account. The subject line of this message is "Login Device" or something similar.
Please be aware that this message is a scam and is NOT BEING SENT BY CaTS. You should not click on the link or reply to the email. If you do so, your information mauy be sent directly to a scammer. You should delete this message immediately.
Always remember that any email claiming to be from CaTS, Wright State University or another business which asks for your login, personal, or financial information is a definite scam. CaTS, Wright State, and other reputable businesses WILL NEVER ask you for any personal information, such as your username and password, via email. CaTS would also like to emphasize that you should never respond to these emails or click links within them, nor should you give out your personal information to anyone via email.
If you receive an email and are unsure if the message is a scam, feel free to contact the CaTS Help Desk. We can help you determine whether the message is real or not. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.