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 and Fake Job Offer Scams

Friday, November 15, 2019
CaTS has noticed an increase in the number of phishing attempts at the beginning of Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Phishing Scam Notice for 10/31/19

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students. The message comes from the email address coleman.38@wright.edu, and contains an attached document titled 'WRIGHT 446.rtf', as well as a link to a website asking for your Campus 'w' username credentials.

Notice of Chegg.com Data Compromise

Friday, October 11, 2019

CaTS was recently notified that the textbook rental company Chegg suffered a data breach in April 2018. The breach affected approximately 40 million Chegg customers, some of whom are Wright State students and faculty. As of mid-September, the stolen credentials from the breach have been discovered on publicly accessible sources.

If you are or have been a customer of Chegg.com, below is information onĀ  how you can ensure both your Wright State and personal accounts remain safe: