FAU recognizes the importance of considering multiple strategies to safeguard the university's computing resources, network, and data.

Being able to keep our data and information, as well as our computing resources secure is easier than taking the time that is required to recover information when it is lost.

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 team.

***PHISHING Email Alert***

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.

Office of Information Technology Mission

The mission of OIT is to plan for and provide high quality information technology resources in support of research and teaching across all campuses, and to facilitate the efficient execution of administrative and public service functions of the University.

In keeping with the OIT mission, The Information Security team is committed to protecting information resources that are critical to the academic and research mission of FAU. Information security is vital for providing the FAU University community with accurate and reliable information. Our protection of University assets and information may be governed by legal, privacy requirements and policies. Our focus is to facilitate the securing of all users, systems, and resources connecting to the University data network.

Malware & Phishing Attacks

The Information Security Office is providing you with alerts reported to us on known Malicious attacks, Malware, PHISHING, SPAM and other attempts.

Please see list below of the latest threats reported and click on the links to see PDF examples of these threats:

HIPAA Training

The HIPAA Training is requested through opening a ticket on the Help Desk Services Catalog.  The request form can be found on the Help Desk Page HERE..

Online Awareness Training

The Information Security team has created new online security training modules in Blackboard LMS. Please see our instructions on how to access the training.

Security Blogs


Free Security Software Links

Apple Software Malware Removal Tools

 Last Modified 11/9/16