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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.

News & Announcements

New Section on Information Security

September 11, 2018

The Information Security team in Drexel IT has added a new section to the Web site to bolster user awareness of information security. Under the new Information Security tab in the top navigation bar, you will find information on copyright, third-party risk management, digital certificate management, how to report phishing scams and stolen computers, and more.

Security is critical in this information-saturated age, where cyber criminals and social engineers are hard at work to steal your most sensitive information. Thwart them by learning how to spot scams and implement best practices for the security of your information.

Technology Update - Information Security Issue

May 24, 2018

A new issue of the Technology Update has been posted to the archive here! In this issue, Drexel IT provides information on new privacy laws, password protection, and information security.

Be sure to check back (current Tech Update issue) for news and updates concerning technology at Drexel.

This electronic bulletin is published by the Office of Information Technology to inform users of the quickly changing panorama of technology policy, services, and support at all Drexel University campuses.

Contact

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