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Information Security Overview

Mission

The mission of the Information Security team is to protect the people, the information, and the systems of Drexel University.

What Is Information Security?

Information security in the 21st century doesn't only cover data on your hard-drive—it also covers papers stored in your filing cabinet. The security of sensitive information—yours and your organization's—is paramount to continued functioning and well-being of society.

A single data breach can bankrupt a company or destroy your assets and/or reputation. Yet many of us still write our passwords on sticky notes for all to see, leave our computers unlocked when we step away for lunch, or respond to scams phishing for our personal information and credentials. Others do not shred documents with sensitive information, or hold on to paper documents for too long.

Drexel University relies on the security of its sensitive or critical information, physical and electronic. Without information security, no organization functions for long. But without education of the employees, there can be no information security. That is why we must all be responsible for the protection of our data and our organization's data.

Contact

Contact the Information Security team at informationsecurity@drexel.edu or 215.895.1984.