IT Security Resources from CaTS

photo of a student using a laptopThe 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.

Security Updates

Phishing Scam Notice for 12/29

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State members. The email appears to come from the address ‘’ and contains an attached password protected Excel file.

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.

Coming Soon: Two-Factor Authentication for Students!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CaTS now offers a two-factor authentication service to increase security for Wright State student accounts!

On January 19, 2021, Wright State students will have the option to sign up for two-factor authentication through DUO Mobile. If you choose to sign up for this service, you will be prompted to confirm your login by receiving a Duo Mobile ‘push’ to your smart phone when accessing services like WINGS, Office 365, ServiceNow, and more. To sign up, visit

Quarterly Security Update: Call Spoofing

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Quarterly Security Update: Call Spoofing

Welcome to the Winter 2020 edition of the Quarterly Security Reminders email, brought to you by Wright State's Chief Information Security Officer. This quarter's newsletter will provide you with information about a form of social engineering called call spoofing; hopefully you will find it somewhat interesting!