CaTS | Information Technology

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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.


Policies


Training

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

 

Updates

Phishing Scam Notice for 3/30

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State members. The email appears to come from the address ‘information@wright.edu' with a subject line similar to 'WRIGHT.EDU: Notice of inactive account'.

Phishing: Fake Job Offer Scams

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

CaTS has noticed a recent increase in the number of phishing attempts, specifically fake job offer scams and gift card exchanges, targeting Wright State faculty, staff, and students. Below is information to help keep your Wright State accounts secure:

What are Phishing Scams?

VPN Access Soon to Require Two-Factor Authentication

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Over the last month, Wright State has been subject to multiple attempts by external scammers to gain access into our internal network through the use of our VPN. Due to these incidents, in addition to both the increasing levels of motivation and sophistication of these scammers, we must put additional security measures in place to reduce risk to the entire university.