- Safe Computing/Buckeye Secure
Information on general security topics, such as spam, identity theft, and how to protect your computer.
- Information Risk Management Program
Details about the OSU Information Risk Management Program.
- Information Security Groups
Information regarding security-related groups, including current membership and how to join a group.
- IT Security Framework
Details about recommended controls, including simple checklists and tools for network administrators and IT security professionals.
Online training opportunities related to data security.
IT Security News
Are your passwords strong? Are they easy for you to remember but difficult for others to crack? Are they long enough to keep your important information safe from hackers? If not, we have some tips for you!
The April edition of OUCH!, a monthly security awareness newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, discusses the passphrase method for creating a strong password that is easy to remember as well as other password tips.
“What makes online gaming so engaging is that you can play and communicate with others from anywhere in the world. Quite often, you may not even know the people you are playing with. While the vast majority of people online are out to have fun just like you, there are those who want to cause harm.” - Jake Williams of Rendition Infosec
The March edition of OUCH!, a monthly security awareness newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, shares advice on protecting yourself and your family when gaming online. Learn more...
Enterprise Security continues to make progress on the Framework Tools project, the ongoing initiative that provides Ohio State with the tools to organize, measure and manage information risk. The project continues the development and implementation of the overall Information Risk Management Program established in FY14.
To recap where we began, during November 2013, 159 university organizations completed the Information Risk Survey, which assessed 30 different information security related risk areas, an unparalleled accomplishment that provided a much-needed baseline.
Fast-forward to 2015 and support from university organizations has never been stronger. Through additional understanding from increased collaboration, the 159 university organizations have been streamlined into 113. All university organizations completed the second annual survey in October 2014 as well as their individual risk management strategies in December 2014. The overall risk scores improved by 10% over year one! As an added measure of success, the Information Risk Management Program achieved 100% participation within one year of its establishment!
With more and more people connecting while on the road, we thought this would be the perfect time to cover how to do it securely.
The key is to secure your devices before leaving home, keep them physically secure, know where they are at all times and encrypt all online activities. How to securely connect to the Internet and get things done while traveling is covered in February's edition of the monthly security awareness newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, called OUCH!.
Our Chief Information Security Officer, Helen Patton, was part of a recent "State of Security" panel discussion and podcast, hosted by Brent Huston (@lbhuston) from MicroSolved, Inc. In 1992, Brent started MicroSolved with a mission to assist other organizations to protect themselves from "hackers, malware and other threats."
In the podcast Helen Patton (@OSUCISOHelen) shares her thoughts on: ethics in security, women pursuing STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and career advice for young people considering information security.