Welcome to Information Security

 Cyber Security Awareness
User Awareness

Technology has made things easier and more efficient, but has also made us vulnerable to exploits. This applies at work, school and at home. Thus it is important that we know how to safeguard ourselves from exploits and recognize when something’s not right. From the links below, you’ll find information that will help you understand your role in protecting VSU’s network security, yourself and your family and friends: 

Choose a good passwordChoose a good password by using these 10 simple tips.

Learn about phishing: Be aware of cybercriminals and their intent to steal money or sensitive information.

Forward an Email as an attachment: You may need to forward an email in order to preserve its originality, particularly in defense against phishing. 

SANS Institute | Common Security Terms | Monthly Awareness Video | OUCH! Monthly NewsletterSANS provides training and programs for cybersecurity awareness.

Stop. Think. Connect.Encourages all internet users to practice safe online habits.

Remote Desktop

This office reviews all requests from faculty and staff wishing to establish network connections originating from off campus (e.g., remote desktop).  Visit the Remote Desktop page to learn more about the process and how to apply for access.

If you have already been granted remote desktop access, view the Remote Desktop Connection Guide for PCs or the Remote Desktop Connection Guide for Mac Computers for complete instructions.

The Mission of Information Security

  • Ensuring the ability of the University to grow and fulfill its mission in the face of an ever changing risk environment.
  • Aiding the University in advancing a technologically sound education medium.
  • Maintaining the role of an active and responsible participator in the Internet world.
  • Ensuring the integrity of the University’s technology based teaching medium

The Information Security Department strives towards these goals by implementing, measuring and continuing to promote user awareness in the field of information security. The purposes of these goals are to strengthen the resilience of the University by limiting the effect of security related exposures through creating and maintaining policies and procedures to ensure business continuity. Developing and nourishing plans and methods for becoming both proactive and effectively reactive to threats that endanger the strategic plans of the University and the University system is ultimately the purpose for such endeavors.

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