The Office of Information Security provides CSU students, faculty, and staff with timely information as it relates to data security.
The Office of Information Security is responsible for assuring information confidentiality, data integrity, and systems availability. We accomplish this by:
- Educating the campus community about security related issues
- Developing and enforcing policies and routinely reviewing those policies
- Utilizing the strongest technical measures possible to protect campus resources
- Developing measures to react to incidents and events that endanger the institution's information assets
The Office of Information Security team are proud to display our accomplishments
CISSP Certified Lean Six Sigma USG ISO Conference Members of the Columbus Chapter
Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) has become a continuing effort to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. Loretta Marshall, the UITS Information Security Administrator, presented at the WiCyS 2017 Conference. Her presentation topic at the conference will be about Organizing Cyber Security Awareness Month for a University Campus . More information about the WiCyS 2017 conference can be found at the Information Security blog.
Splunk Day Technical Meeting
Thanks to everyone who attended the Splunk Day Technical meeting from various universities within the University System of Georgia. Georgia Institute of Technology - Kyle Koza was the morning presenter with a great question and answer session before the lunch break.
Kennesaw State University - Stephen Gay and team demonstrated how they used Splunk to identify the use of a key logger on a PC and the ability to monitor and capture the user changing grades. The session ended with a tour of the CSU Cyber Security Center of Excellence lab by Abraham George and Wayne Summers.
Pilot 2017 - Cyber Security Training
Faculty & Staff should have received an email from Human Resources regarding a cyber security awareness training. Due to recent cybersecurity threats, we wanted to assure you that this email did indeed come from CSU Human Resources. The cyber security training is essential to keeping our network secure, and we encourage you to review it thoroughly. Please follow the instructions provided in the former email to complete the training by Jan. 1, 2018.
TAG Columbus Cyber Simulation Featuring: Aflac, Columbus State University, and more
December 12, 2017
Join TAG Columbus at CSU to participate in a real-world scenario that would strain personnel and resources, and cause numerous critical decisions that effect both the information technology function, and business processes.
dpd Data Privacy Day is an international effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in the U.S. to create awareness about the importance of "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust." Data Privacy Day is the signature event of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. privacy awareness campaign to inspire digital citizens to own their online presence by protecting their personal information and managing their privacy.
UITS/Office of Information Security will host webinars for Data Privacy Day on January 25th in the TSYS Center for Cyber Security - CCT125 from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
For more information go to Data Privacy Day 2018
Alerts & News
Spam/Phishing emails sent to the CSU Community
Spear Phishing Alert: CSU spear Phising Alert
Phishing Email: Subject: New Courses
Phishing Alert: Google Docs Campaign
Spam Email: Help Desk Requires you to upgrade webmail
Scam Email: Membership in FMA
Spam Email: "Locky" ransomware
Spam Email: IRS tax notification scam
Spam Email: Upgrade of your account to our new FTKH4 anti-virus (11/2/2015)
TA17-318B : HIDDEN COBRA – North Korean Trojan: Volgmer
TA17-181A : Petya Ransomware
TA17-163A : CrashOverride Malware
TA17-156A : Reducing the Risk of SNMP Abuse
TA17-132A : Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware
TA17-075A : HTTPS Interception Weakens TLS Security
Tips & Awareness
STE(A)M is the infusion of Art and Music to the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The Office of Information Security – Dee Spivey & Loretta Marshall along with colleagues from UITS participated in this year's expo. In addition to presenting to students the importance of having a secure password, we also showcased the Google glass and 3D printers.
Cyber Security Newsletters
November: Shopping Online Securely
October: Helping Others Secure Themselves
September: Password Managers
August: Backup & Recovery
June: Lessons From WannaCry
March: Securely Using Mobile Apps
February: Staying Secure on the Road
September: Staying secure on Social Media
April: Digital Spring Cleaning
February: Staying Safe From Tax Season Scams
Glossary of Terms