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Information Security

The Information Security Office is part of the Office of Information Technology and responsible for establishing, implementing, and maintaining a university-wide security program. Our mission is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the University’s information and information systems, and to make information security a part of the campus culture, enabling the University to succeed in its pursuit of preparing innovators, learners, and leaders who positively impact their lobal and global communities.

Security is a shared responsibility, and we all must do our part to protect our personal and professional information. Here are a few things you can do to help:

  • Browse the links within the main navigation on this page to learn more about the various aspects of Information Security at CMU.
  • Promptly apply operating system and software updates when notifications appear.
  • Restart your computer at least once per week to ensure updates get applies appropriately.
  • Respond promptly to OIT staff if contacted about an issue with your device.
  • Report unused CMU-Owned hardware for proper decommissioning.
  • Keep an updated record of hardware, including user and location data.
  • Forward suspicious messages to
  • Lock your device when you step away.
  • Use a unique password for your CMU account and never share it with anyone.

To report an issue, incident, or concern, contact the OIT Help Desk.