Information Security Resources

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The Network and Security Services office serves as the University’s resource for guidance on information security compliance. The office oversees information security policies, procedures and standards that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of University data and information.

In addition to coordinating University response to security incidents and security policy violations, they take a proactive stance by promoting a safe computing environment through security awareness events and training, such as the annual SANS security awareness program, Data Privacy Day and National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

In addition to providing technology solutions to protect the University’s information assets, they also offer security services such as consulting, auditing, contract review and policy interpretation to the campus community.

Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

The CSIRT Operational Standards Manualdefines the establishment of a computer security incident response team, and the approach to computer/network incident identification, investigation, and reporting.

Contact Network and Security Services

For consultation or to report a security incident, you can reach the Network and Security Services at 570-941-4226 or email infosec@scranton.edu.

The Technology Support Center will also help you resolve various computer issues, including the removal of viruses and malware. The center is located on the first floor of Alumni Memorial Hall. Contact the Technology Support Center at 570-941-4357 or techsupport@scranton.edu.

Additional Resources

Navigating the internet safely is a shared responsibility. Whether we are at our desks, homes or simply on the go - we must learn to protect ourselves and those around us from breach, cybercrime and other issues. We hope these resources will help you become better informed, so you can apply best practices when interacting online.

The SANS Security Awareness Training is comprised of a set of short videos that helps build awareness of the online threats we face. IT Services has registered all full-time personnel at the University into the SANS program.

All staff and faculty are encouraged to take the SANS Computer Security video training, even if you have taken it before. New videos have been added. This important training will assist all computer users on campus to understand how we, as individuals, can be the target of identity thieves or other malicious actors. The videos are short, usually 3 or 4 minutes in length. Instructions for the SANS Security Awareness site, log in, and other information will be emailed to all members of the University community.

Need account help? Your username is your firstname.lastname@scranton.edu. If you don't know your password, you can reset it by clicking the Forgot your Password link on the SANS Training Center website.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the first-ever coordinated message to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations.

STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s.
CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cybersecurity is the protection of computers and computer systems against attacks or intrusion. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

Here are a few resources from Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016