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Penn State Office of Information Security 

For Students

password safety. anti-virus. tips. more.

For Faculty

software updates. data backup. information classification. more.

For Researchers

compromised account. software updates. 2FA. more

For Technical

firewalls. vulnerability assessment request. spirion. more.

Information about Zoom Meeting Notifications

The Office of Information Security has received several reports of emails from Zoom alerting Penn State users to meeting attendees waiting in their personal meeting room. These emails are being sent by Zoom, and given the current Covid-19 crisis, please be aware that...

Microsoft Quarantine Notification

When Office 365 quarantines a message or file sent to a Penn State user it should generate an email that looks like the image below. This message is usually legitimate.  If you do not recognize the sender mentioned in the message it is very likely that the contents...

Coronavirus Phishing Advisory

Penn State’s Office of Information Security was informed of various malicious sites that are attempting to use the current Coronavirus pandemic as bait for their phishing campaigns. As always, their ultimate goal is to either steal your credentials or install...

The Office of Information Security (or OIS) establishes, implements, and maintains a University-wide security program. We protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Penn State’s information assets from unauthorized use, access, disclosure, modification, damage, or loss. Our office remains committed to keeping sensitive information safe from ongoing cyber threats. Penn State’s information is valuable. We’ll help you understand the sensitivity of that information and teach you how to protect it.