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 has 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 protecting VSU’s network security, yourself and your family and friends: 

SANS Institute

The May issue of OUCH! focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT). What IoT is, how IoT impacts our personal lives, and what we can do to protect IoT devices. 

Choose a good password

Learn about phishing 
and how to recognize a scam

Stop. Think. Connect. 

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.