Security

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 6/27/19

Thursday, June 27, 2019

CaTS has recently seen an increase in an email phishing scam targeting Wright State faculty and staff. The email comes from an @gmail.com address, and contains a link to a Google Drive document that appears to be shared a Wright State faculty member.

Please be aware that this is a scam. Do NOT click on the link or download any documents sent to you through this email. If you have entered any account information, please change your password immediately. 

Phishing Scam Notice for 6/19/19

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State faculty, staff, and students. The emails claim your Office 365 account is going to expire, and asks you to either click on a link or open a Word document and enter your Wright State credentials.

Please be aware that this is a scam, do NOT click on any links or give out your Wright State credentials. If you have already given out your Wright State credentials, please change your password immediately.

Two-Factor Authentication Required June 3

Friday, June 7, 2019

For Current Faculty, Staff, and Wright State Student Employees

*Those with an affiliation of Emeritus Faculty only are not required to sign up for this service. If you have questions about your current status at the University, contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.*

*Beginning June 3rd, 2019, CaTS began rolling out Duo two-factor authentication to all current faculty and staff.*

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