Secure IT

LMU Information Security

The Information Security team is the primary point of contact for all information security issues on campus, including: computer hacking incidents, malware outbreaks, intrusion prevention, data loss prevention, vulnerability scanning, firewall auditing, guest and temporary access to resources, information security awareness training, privacy legislation compliance, PCI-DSS auditing and compliance, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices, change control procedures and auditing, and much more. 

Below you'll find a list of important information on major security subjects, and links to subpages where you can learn more about each. At the bottom of the page, you'll find some helpful videos.


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. To find out more about this relatively simple process, click here.


You can easily encrypt documents and emails containing sensitive information as an extra security measure. Learn how to do so here.


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. To learn more about Malware and how to protect yourself from it, click through to this page.

Mobile Device Protection

Chances are, your mobile device contains a deluge of sensitive information and personal data. Watch the video we've embedded on this subpage to hints on how to protect your mobile device and the information stored thereon. 

Password Security

The thing about passwords is, strong ones are far too complicated, annoying, and easy-to-forget. But a weak password can compromise personal information and sensitive data. Click through to learn some helpful tips in creating a strong, easy-to-remember password and watch a playful video on the subject. 


While easily mistaken for an activity undertaken at a Phish concert, phishing is serious business. As per your standard definition, phishing is "the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers." Learn all about this practice here.

ITS Security and Support Policies

You'll find all the information you need on ITS security and support policies on this subpage, which contains a list of all such policies with links the appropriate documents and sections of the LMU website. 

Legislation Compliance

While this might not be something you spend a lot of time thinking about, LMU must comply with state and federal legislation governing the use of technology and data security. You can learn all about that legislation by clicking here.

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.


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