Florida Atlantic University Information Security
Florida Atlantic University's Information Security department is committed to protecting information resources that are critical to the academic and research mission of FAU. Information security is vital for providing our community with accurate and reliable information. Our focus is to facilitate the security of all users, systems, and resources connecting to the university data network. The protection of university assets and information may be governed by legal/privacy requirements and policies.
This web site was created to serve as a central location to find resources, policies, and guidelines that address IT security.
The site is maintained by the OIT Information Security department.
Malware & Phishing Attacks
In this section, our department will provide you with postings reported to us about known recent malicious attacks, malware, phishing, spam and other attempts.
Reminder: If you receive a message that is requesting you to verify your account or provides links for you to login to your account, you are advised to ignore such requests. Neither FAU nor legitimate financial institutions will ever ask you for this information via email or via a link in an email.
Click here to learn about common red flags that may indicate a malicious email.
If you come across a suspicious email, do not click on any links and forward the email to us so we can decide if it is legitimate.
For more information on phishing and protecting yourself from threats, please visit
How to Protect Yourself.
Questions or concerns? Feel free to contact us at
Network Security & Design
BHRIC Security Administrator
Information Security Specialist