Information Security


The Information Security 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.

Contact the Information Security Office

To report a security incident, you can reach the Information Security Office at 570-941-4226 or email

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.

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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 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.