Security and Safe Computing
Read information on IT security including the ability to report a security incident and how to protect yourself.
A hacked or compromised account is unauthorized use of an account by someone other than the account owner. Remember, ITS will never ask for your password via email or phone.
An SSL certificate is a signed electronic guarantee that verifies the authenticity of a particular server. It is used for providing web pages through an encrypted connection. This service includes processing, ordering, renewal monitoring and notification.
The iAM web service provides users the ability to self-service several account functions. These functions include password reset, email routing, and vanity email address selection.
Duo Account Security or two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password.
Your password, along with your Universal User ID (UUID), grants access to all the University's computing resources and online services. This account password should be unique from every other password you use. The University requires all UUID passwords to be changed every 6 months.
Please report technology related security incidents to ITS for further investigation.
Security Awareness Training provides important information to clients to educate them about potential security issues. This training also helps to provide an awareness of University security policies.
Shibboleth Identity Provider is centrally maintained to provide both SAML and CAS compliant authentication services. These services limit reuse and exposure to user credentials by multiple services.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) must be used to securely access university network resources from the internet.