Reporting a Security Issue
What is a security issue?
An attempted entry, unauthorized entry, or an information attack on an online information system. A security issue includes unauthorized scanning or browsing; disruption or denial of service; altered or destroyed input, processing, storage, or output of information; or changes to information system hardware, firmware, or software characteristics with or without the users' knowledge, instruction, or intent. Examples are illegal file sharing, username/password sharing, viruses or other malicious software on University property, theft of University property.
If you discover a security issue like one described above, please contact the Information Security Officer (ISO) with the following information:
- type of electronic information service that was involved
- specific information as to the location of the information
- type of violation that is suspected
Types of Violations
There are many types of security violations. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Drug Trafficking
- Identity Theft (personal information such as username/password, social security, and credit cards)
- Obscene or Offensive Content
- Piracy (illegal sharing/viewing of content such as music or videos)
- Spyware (software recording keystrokes, or tracking other information on your usage)
- Viruses, Worms, & Trojans ("malware" or malicious software)