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About Security

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 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.



See below for training on information technology security.

Training Documentation

Videos from CaTS

Do IT Wright: Data Security
Do IT Wright: Smart Phone & Cloud Storage Security



Firewall Upgrade for 7/25

Thursday, July 22, 2021

CaTS will be upgrading the Dayton campus production firewall on Sunday, July 25, beginning at 6 a.m.

During this upgrade, network access along with all university systems such as WINGS, WINGS Express, Banner, etc. will be unavailable between 6–6:30 a.m., with the potential for intermittent network interruptions between 6:30–10 a.m. while we are verifying the upgrade was successful. The public websites will continue to be available to off-campus users.

SecureShare to Replace FileLocker

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Due to lack of support by the makers of FileLocker, CaTS will be retiring this application on August 2nd, 2021.  It will be replaced with ProofPoint’s SecureShare.  

Beginning July 5th, 2021 please begin using SecureShare to transfer sensitive documents.  SecureShare can be found here:  FileLocker will no longer be available after August 2nd, 2021.

Critical Windows 10 v20H2 Security Update

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Microsoft recently released Windows 10 version 20H2, which offers a set of features for select performance improvements and critical security updates. This new release is critical to ensure ongoing support for the university’s Windows computers.  

CaTS is informing all faculty and staff about this pending change. If you are a Mac user, please disregard this message as it does not impact you.  

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