Welcome to Information Security

The mission of Valdosta State University’s Information Security Services is:

  • 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.


Cyber Security Awareness

User awareness is a vital part of any network’s overall security.  Technology has made things easier and more efficient, but can also make 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 VSU’s network security, protecting you, VSU interests, your family and friends.


SANS OUCH! Newsletter

SANS Awareness Video

Choose a good password

Learn about Phishing

Recognize a scam!

Stop. Think. Connect.

SANS Institute is excited to announce the April issue of OUCH! This month, Guest Editor, Samantha Davison, head of security awareness at Uber, discusses the topic "I'm Hacked, Now What." More specifically, she describes clues you can use to tell if your system has been hacked, and, if so, what you can do about it.

Read the April issue of OUCH!


Remote Desktop

This office reviews all requests from faculty and staff wishing to establish network connections originating from off campus (e.g., remote desktop).  See the Remote Desktop Connection Guide for complete instructions. For information on what to do after completing the form or for troubleshooting, please click here.