Information Security Support

  • Computer Security Training

    Computer Security Workshop and Webinar

    Join the ISO for the latest addition to ITS Outreach's Workshop Series - Computer Security. This one-hour workshop covers the basics of computer security for Windows & Macintosh computers and is geared to students, faculty, & staff. To register for this mini workshop, go to login to OwlTrain with your NetID and password. Browse to this workshop via the Catalog menu, UITS Computer Skills Workshops, Computer Security, Computer Security Workshop. We also offer this workshop in your classroom or department! To schedule a group session, please contact us via email at

    Cybersecurity Awareness Day

    Since 2009, KSU’s Cyber Security Awareness Day answers the call of the National Cyber Security Alliance to raise awareness and encourages students, staff, faculty, and the community to protect their computers and themselves from an evolving cyber-threat landscape. Events include industry experts from sectors including corporate, education, and law enforcement.

  • Higher Education Opportunity Act

  • Email Malware Scanner

    Malicious file attachments can be forwarded to, to be scanned by an automated service, with results sent back to you anytime day or night. In addition, these messages will be reviewed by ISO staff members who utilize them to block malicious senders and harmful attachments.

  • Password Security

  • System Administrator (SysAdmin) Meetings

    KSU System Administrators meet in this monthly forum to discuss a variety of IT-related topics. Meetings are announced one week in advance, but typically fall on the last Friday of every month. The meeting minutes for the preceding 12 months can be found on the ISO website. If you are a new KSU System Administrator and would like to be added to our listserv, please contact us

  • Protect your Mobile Devices

    1. Hide your laptop. Even if your office is locked, leaving a laptop in plain view can attract unwanted attention and promote theft.
    2. Lock up your laptop in a drawer or use a security cable.
    3. Backup important data. You can talk to your departmental administrative assistant about obtaining an external hard drive or USB pen drive.
    4. Avoid leaving unneeded personal information on your laptop. Don’t have items such as your personal tax returns, bank records, or password lists.
    5. Avoid using a bag with the manufacturer’s name or logo on it.
  • ISA Presentation

    View Information Security Awareness Program Proposal presentation.

  • Back Up your Data

    Click here for more information on backing up your data.

  • IT Abuse

    If you witness KSU IT resources being abused (such as sending SPAM from a KSU email address) please report it to UITS immediately by calling 470-578-6999 or by filling out the Abuse Form.

  • IT Theft

    If you witness a physical theft of KSU computing resources please call KSU Public Safety immediately at 470-578-6666.

    1. Call the local police ( ext 6666 on campus or 911 off campus)
    2. Try to remember details:
      • Where the laptop was last seen
      • When it was last seen
      • Any explanations as to where it might be
    3. Remember any sensitive information you may have stored on it: Passwords, Grades, Student and Personal Data. If you have any questions about securing your office or property, contact Public Safety at ext 6206.