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Information Security is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality and data integrity of university computing assets, including university–owned computers, applications, servers, and the data residing on those devices. Information Security strives to maintain the security of university systems and data to prevent it from being used for unintended purposes by educating the campus community about security related issues, preventing the unwanted access of university records by intruders, and developing effective methods of responding to information security incidents. 

Exclamation point icon.  Security Alert: Apple iOS "Masque Attack" Technique 

November 13, 2014 -"Masque Attack" allows an attacker to substitute malware for a legitimate iOS app under a limited set of circumstances. Read more from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team

Exclamation point icon.  Security Alert: University Payroll Theft Scheme

November 12, 2014 - Universities and colleges have been targeted by spearphishing campaigns designed to steal a user's credentials. Many of these campaigns use harvested credentials to alter a victim's direct deposit information. Targeted individuals include both faculty and administrators from various departments. Read more from REN-ISAC

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Need Help with Information Security?

Contact the Office of Information Security at (818) 677-6100. To report incidents of abuse, send an email to