In this section of our site, you will find general information to assist you in keeping an eye toward security issues as you navigate your daily IT landscape. These pages will provide more in-depth information than our FAQ page, and if there are other topics you’d like to see covered here, please leave a comment for us and we’ll look into adding them.
Staying safe online and protecting personal and University information is an important part of being a Penn State student, faculty, or staff member. While the University has security measures in place to keep information safe, you can further protect your online privacy and data by using best practices and following some basic guidelines.
There are two information security curricula available in the Penn State Learning Resource Network (LRN) – Information Security Curriculum and Information Compliance Curriculum.
A phish can really wreck your day. For information on how to recognize phishing scams and how to properly report them, please visit this dedicated phishing resource site from OIS.
There are several University policies that touch upon issues regularly handled by OIS. Find links to those policies here, along with links to related resources.
Even if you’re careful, you follow best practices, and your IT staff see you as a shining example of how computing resources should be used, problems happen. When you need to report something to OIS, this section will tell you how to report it properly.
Note: Data Categorization is now an official University policy.
Things to consider if your Penn State Access Account has been hacked, and things you can do to prevent that from happening in the first place.
Contact information for the police or security offices at all Penn State campuses.
The best offense is a good defense, right? Follow these tips to be proactive in keeping threats to your devices at bay.
Programs and utilities you can employ to make your computing experience more secure.
All the things that didn’t fit into the other categories, but helpful stuff, nonetheless.