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.
Social engineering is the art of people manipulating others so they will give out confidential information. When criminals are selecting targets, they try to design scams that will trick you into giving your passwords, bank information, or access to your computer (usually to install malicious software, such as viruses). Find out more information through the link below in order to protect yourself from this recent security threat.
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.