Security Awareness

C&IT has developed a suite of training materials dealing with the ever-changing security concerns of the information age. This material helps establish a baseline level of IT security awareness and knowledge that Wayne State University employees can use to help maintain the privacy and security of the University's data and records during the course of their daily business. The information can also be used to protect your personal accounts, computers and data.

Security Awareness

  • What services does the Information Security Office offer?

    Incident response The Information Security Office is responsible for managing any reported IT security incident, whether it is a policy violation, large data breach, or a suspected phishing email. Please see this page on how to report an incident to...

  • What IT security actions can I take myself?

    Keeping your computer secure is necessary whether you are at work or at home. Follow this advice to stay safe and minimize your chances of getting hacked. Always hover, every time This title may sound funny, but it is important to remember to ho...

  • How do I report a security incident?

    Timely reporting of any suspected IT security incidents keeps the University secure. Please see below on how to best contact the Information Security Office when reporting a security incident: Reporting a data breach In the event of a system bre...

  • What are the security policies at Wayne State?

    Standard security policies The following official university policies have been approved by the President and cover major technologies and responsibilities for computer system usage. Acceptable use of information technology resourcesMaster IT polic...

  • How do I contact Wayne State's Information Security Office?

    Contacting the Information Security Office The Information Security Office (ISO) is a part of the division of Computing & Information Technology at Wayne State University. This team is responsible for network and application security across the ...

  • What should I know about the C&IT Security Awareness Program?

    Training What is C&IT Security Awareness training? Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) has developed a suite of training materials dealing with the ever-changing security concerns of the information age. This material helps establ...

  • How do I report phishing messages or suspicious emails?

    Wayne Connect has a powerful filter that prevents many malicious emails from reaching your inbox. Some messages do get past these filters, so If you receive a phishing email, forward the message to abuse@wayne.edu You can optionally report t...

  • What is a data breach?

    A data breach occurs when sensitive, protected or confidential information has potentially been viewed, stolen or used by an unauthorized individual. Data breaches may involve personal health information, personally identifiable information or intell...

  • How do I create or change a password for the user account on my computer?

    Windows Users of any University-owned machines are required to change their passwords on a regular basis. You are responsible for the security of your computer. (For personal computers, learn how to change your password manually at support.windows.c...

  • Where can I find guidelines for creating a secure password?

    A secure password may be the only line of defense your computer possesses. If you have a weak password, a hacker may easily crack it and gain access to all the information that resides on your computer. This is just one of the reasons Wayne State Uni...

  • As a department, what do I have to be concerned about when somebody leaves or transfers out?

    Access to administrative systems When human resources paperwork is processed and an employee is terminated from Wayne State University, there is an automatic process to remove the Banner, Application Xtender, Cognos, WayneBuy and any direct Oracle a...

  • Where can I find information about legislation regarding IT security and data privacy?

    The following is a non-exhaustive list of official government or national association websites (as of December 2014) that deal with federal and state legislation regarding IT security and data privacy. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERP...

  • What is Security Access Management?

    Security Access Management administers connection to Enterprise Applications such as Banner, Xtender/Imaging, Cognos, ODS, Workflow and STARS. A Wayne State University AccessID is required to access Enterprise Applications. Visit the Enterprise App...

  • What do I need to know about legal and illegal downloads?

    Don’t share content illegally The United States Copyright law (1967), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) (2009) state that distributing copyrighted material to which you do not own the c...

  • Where can I get up-to-date, trustworthy security information?

    Cyber security Check out these resources to learn more about cyber security and get the latest news to protect yourself. Security news on tech.wayne.edu Wayne State University's IT Security Blog IT security Check out these resources to get the l...

  • Why does Accelerate not say my Security Awareness PhishProof course is complete?

    There is a conflict between the C&IT Security Awareness videos and Wayne State University's training platform that may result in your course showing as incomplete even when you have successfully completed it. Accelerate Employee Development o...