Secure IT

Secure IT is a central hub for learning more about security alerts, security tips on creating strong passwords, identifying phishing emails, reporting malware, learning resources, and more.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM). Visit our CSAM page to learn about this year's themes, and steps you can take to better protect yourself, your identity, and your information online. 

Creating a Cyber Secure Home

Today, as so many of us are working, connecting, or learning from home, we have to pay more attention to creating a strong cyber secure home environment. Here are four simple steps to do just that.

Stay Safe from COVID-19 Scammers

As much of the world grapples with COVID-19 and how to handle it, cyber attackers are taking advantage of the widespread discussion of COVID-19 in emails and across the web. ITS wants to alert our community to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

Important Updates

About Information Security

The ITS Information Security team is the primary point of contact for all information security issues on campus, including but not limited to:

  • computer hacking incidents
  • malware outbreaks
  • data loss prevention
  • vulnerability scanning
  • firewall auditing
  • guest and temporary access to resources
  • privacy legislation compliance
  • PCI-DSS auditing and compliance
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices

Additionally, the ITS InfoSec team is charged with mitigating risk through the development and maintenance of LMU's information technology security strategy, IT policies and best practices, information security awareness training, ongoing risk assessments, and compliance tasks.

Malware

Malware is seriously bad news. It can corrupt, ruin, or delete your data, or hackers can use it to take your data and hold it for ransom. Learn more about Malware and how to protect yourself from it.

Mobile Device Protection

Chances are, your mobile device contains a deluge of sensitive information and personal data. Watch the video on this page for ways to protect your mobile device and the information stored thereon.

Digital Shredding

Believe it or not, you can digitally "shred" documents to erase all trace of them. Doing this makes the documents impossible to recover. Learn more about this relatively simple process.

Encryption

You can easily encrypt documents and emails containing sensitive information as an extra security measure.

LMU's InCommon Participant Operational Practices

As a participating member of the InCommon Federation, Loyola Marymount University provides information about its practices so others can decide whether to trust our systems based on these declarations.

Full Policies

Click here for LMU's full policies.

Don't Take the Bait!

Security Secrets Revealed: Ransomware

Phishing Continues To Rise

With COVID-19, LMU has seen an increased number of fraudulent emails, or SPAM messages, designed to trick recipients into clicking links, opening attachments, or taking other actions. Specifically, we have seen a large number of Email Impersonation Scams targeting key individuals within the university. These attacks typically seem to come from personnel in positions of authority and ask targets to perform money transfers, pay invoices, or send sensitive data.

To learn more about how to recognize these phishing emails and protect yourself and our organization from getting hooked, read the following list of key phishing identifiers: