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About Security

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 right. You are the only one who 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.



See below for training on information technology security.

Training Documentation

Videos from CaTS

Do IT Wright: Data Security
Do IT Wright: Smart Phone & Cloud Storage Security



Quarterly Security Reminders: Summer 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Two-Factor Authentication - Hacking Techniques

Wright State recently made two-factor authentication mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students. This implementation improves our security posture, however as more and more companies implement this technology, hackers are developing methods to get by this security control.

There are currently two methods that are being used to get users to approve a fraudulent 2FA request. They are both similar in nature.

Phishing Scam Notice for 3/3

Thursday, March 3, 2022

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State members with the subject line of "Covid-19 Benefits," and appears to come from a Wright State email address.

Please be aware that this is a scam. As always, do NOT click on any links or download any documents that may be contained in this email, and do not respond to this email with any personal information. If you have already clicked on a link and entered any personal information or your Wright State credentials, please reset your Campus "w" account password immediately.

Network Outage for 2/23

Monday, February 21, 2022

On Wednesday, February 23, from 5–7 a.m., CaTS will be performing an upgrade to the campus network which could cause intermittent network outages during this time.  

If you have any questions about this outage, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827, or