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

Important Information About Malware Threat

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Recently, a worldwide cyber-attack known as WannaCry Ransomware has affected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries. This malware is expected to make further attacks across the world in the coming week.

Urgent: Phishing Scam Notice 5/3/17

Thursday, May 4, 2017

CaTS was recently notified of a phishing attempt that is Google-based. Wright State users have been receiving emails from known senders who have Google-based accounts, asking them to view a shared file. If the link is clicked, a user will then be asked to log in to their Google account to download the file. The message can be identified by looking in the “To:” field and seeing the following address:

“hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh @ mailinator.com"

If you receive one of these messages, please do not click the link or give out your personal information. Delete the message immediately.

Important Update: OneDrive for Business

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Due to the increasing demand for faculty and staff to transfer and share files to outside organizations, CaTS is activating the feature to share Microsoft OneDrive for Business files with users outside of Wright State.

This feature was not previously enabled due to security concerns. Though OneDrive for Business is considered secure cloud storage, compliance requirements covering sensitive data require the university to maintain access control over certain data types, and therefore cannot be stored outside of centrally managed storage and systems.