Secure IT

SecureIT 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.

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 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.


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

Read LMU InCommon POP for LMU's full policies.

Don't Take the Bait!

Security Secrets Revealed: Ransomware