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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.


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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

Security Reminder: Remote Computer Access & Support

Monday, September 27, 2021

The Help Desk was recently notified of an IT security threat targeted at a University device, which consisted of a pop-up alert notifying the device’s user that the computer has been compromised, and listed a ‘Microsoft’ number to call for support. Once on the phone, the person on the other end attempted to gain access to the computer remotely to investigate the issue behind the alert. This could have resulted in an opportunity to steal personal, financial, or University information.

Quarterly Security Reminder: Fall 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Welcome to the Fall 2021 edition of the Quarterly Security Reminders email, brought to you by Wright State's Chief Information Security Officer. This quarter's newsletter will provide you with important information about ransomware.

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 wright.edu websites will continue to be available to off-campus users.