Security Enhancements

Security remains a significant and important initiative to our campus and constituents that we support. To assist in strengthening our efforts in this space a new information security analyst has recently been added to the staff.

12/21/2017 Update

Mandatory encryption for faculty and staff members with University-owned laptops was rolled out this fall. For more details, view our encryption FAQs.

9/22/2017 Update

Cyber Security Awareness Month is in October! Check out the Information Security site for more information about the events the InfoSec team will be sponsoring.

8/4/2017  Update

Here's the summary for security for this week:

  • Finalized work necessary to close an existing high severity risk identified by Internal Audit
  • Introduced affected client offices to NIST 800-171 framework that the Department of Education will be requiring in 2018
  • Sent a team member to the Defcon 25 hacking conference
  • Attended OARsec meeting to learn about upcoming State of Ohio cyber range initiative

6/16/2017  Update

Progress is continuing, but no new milestones have been met recently. 

5/1/2017  Update

Security staff presented in 7 CEC classes this past week.

Plans for ShredFest 17 were finalized. The Oxford campus shredding is Thursday, May 11 from 12:30 - 3:30 at Cook Field, near the Pulley Bell Tower. Both work and personal documents may be shredded. If you bring Miami documents, you will need to fill out a record retention form. See for more information.