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

IT Security Update: September 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Ransomware has been in the news quite a bit lately. Reports about hospitals having to pay a ‘ransom’ to unlock encrypted files have made the news several times over the past year.

Phishing and Fake Job Offer Scams

Thursday, August 30, 2018
CaTS has noticed an increase in the number of phishing attempts at the beginning of Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Monthly Security Reminder: June 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Data Classification and Risk

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the Monthly Security Reminders email, brought to you by Wright State's Chief Information Security Officer. This newsletter will provide you with tips, best practices, and guidelines for how to better secure both your personal and university data. This month's focus is on data classification and risk.

All universities manage large amounts of data, which falls under one regulation or another. A few examples include: