Salem State University has adopted a comprehensive information security program in order to protect personal information (PI) collected, distributed, stored, maintained, processed, and transmitted. All university employees, contractors and third party service providers are responsible for the security and privacy of the data they collect, store, access, and transmit as prescribed by the university.
Reporting an Incident
If you suspect there has been a data breach in which legally protected data was accessed without authorization notify Salem State’s chief information and chief information security officer, Patricia Ainsworth
Security awareness aims to persuade a computer user to follow behavior that will increase the protection of data and privacy when using a computer. Many safe computing activities such as installing malware detection software, using strong passwords, and avoiding harmful websites, are used together to create a layer of protection. The more of these activities are used, the stronger the layer of protection.
To enroll in online security awareness training “Securing the Human” contact Kristin Gronberg.
October is Cyber Security Month. Each year Salem State ITS runs a program to increase awareness of information security and what you can do to protect sensitive information.
2011 – Cyber Security Day – a panel of security experts spoke on October 3, 2011, in a forum open to all students, faculty and staff. You can view some of the presentations here:
What If I woke up Evil How Secure is your Information
2012 – Viking Hunt for Cyber Security Month – Students won prizes and learned about cyber security through tips on Facebook and Twitter while participating in a scavenger hunt! salemstate.edu/24618.php