The mission of the Information Security Office is to support the goals of Marshall University and the Division of Information Technology by providing technological expertise and resources to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of your information.
Whether it’s securing our personal computing devices with updated anti-malware software, reporting suspicious messages or computer activity through the incident response team, or reviewing video training and frequently-asked-question tips featuring the guidance of trusted security professions, each of us has a role to play.
- Antivirus Protection
The MU Information Security office strongly recommends using antivirus software and keeping operating systems up-to-date. Symantec® Endpoint Protection (SEP) is an antivirus/anti-malware software solution which is offered to all Marshall students, faculty, and staff at no extra charge. The current version of SEP is available as a web download for Windows and Mac OS operating systems. A MUNET account username and password are required to access the download link.
- Computer Security Guidance
The MU Information Security team resource page contains a variety of topics and web resources intended to help you protect your personal and institutional data. The world of cybersecurity is constantly changing. Every day, cyber-criminals are trying new ways to trick unsuspecting users into sharing their logon credentials or installing malicious software onto their network connected devices. An informed and wary user will be less likely to fall prey to online scams. Learn simple strategies to ensure that a lapse in security in one area doesn’t compromise all your important online resources.
- Information Security Awareness Training
As members of the Marshall community, the Information Technology team is looking for opportunities to assist students, faculty and staff in their use of campus technology resources. Please take a few minutes to review these 10 short videos tips that we have prepared about Information Security. We hope you will use these tips to increase your awareness and reduce the threats in your daily digital life.
- Information Security Incident Response
Whether it’s a lost or stolen laptop or a suspicious e-mail message you just received, information security risks appear in many forms. You can use the Information Security Incident Response page to document your concern or question and quickly submit a report to the Division of Information Technology and ask for further assistance.
For more information
Contact Jon B. Cutler