Information Security Overview

The Office of Information Technology's (OIT) 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. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at

Malicious Attacks

OIT's Information Security will provide you with postings reported to us about known recent malicious attacks, malware, phishing, spam, and other attempts.

If you receive a message requesting you to verify your account or that provides links for you to log in to your account, you are advised to ignore such requests. Neither FAU nor legitimate financial institutions will ever ask you for this information via e-mail or via a link in an e-mail.

If you come across a suspicious e-mail, do not click on any links and forward the e-mail to us so we can decide if it is legitimate. For more information on phishing and protecting yourself from threats, please visit the How to Protect Yourself? section.

OIT Security Staff

James Cooley
Director, Information Security
Phone: 561-297-2040

Wayne Bullock
Associate Director,
Network Security & Design

Phone: 561-297-3842

Pedro Cartagena
Information Systems Security Manager
Phone: 561-297-2006

Greg Copeland
BHRIC Security Administrator
Phone: 561-297-2940

Gareth Henry
Compliance and Training Coordinator
Phone: 561-297-3000

Other Resources