Marshall University Cyber Security Advisory

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Edward Aractingi, Associate VP for IT and Chief Information Officer

As we start the new semester and the year 2020, we remind you of the important role which you have in the cyber security of Marshall University. Please review a few key steps you can take in protecting your information and devices:

• Be cautious of suspicious e-mails, phone calls or text messages.  These should be reported to the IT Information Security team via the e-mail address

• If you see something, say something.  If you believe a campus resources is at risk or has been compromised, please contact the IT Service Desk at 304-696-3200. Indicate that you are requesting assistance with an information security incident or concern and if your report is urgent. Your information will be escalated to the IT Information Security team.

• Have a backup plan for your important data.
Marshall students, faculty and staff have access to 1TB of personal file storage through their Marshall OneDrive account. See for details. Contact your department IT service provider or IT Service Desk to discuss institutional data protection options.

• Take advantage of multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Use multi-factor authentication to assist in protecting your MUNet account from fraudulent activities. Visit for more information.

As always, if you need technical assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk via chat at, phone 304-696-3200, email, or in person on the first floor of Drinko Library and Information Center.