Information Security Office

Welcome to the Information Security Office at Miami University!

The ISO is dedicated to supporting a secure computing environment here at Miami. Advances in information technology have changed our daily lives. Most faculty and staff members use computers to manage, share, and store a wide range of information. Because you have access to information that is often personal and confidential, it is important for you to know how to protect that information. Information security is the responsibility of all members of the University community.

Purpose of Information Security Awareness

The purpose of awareness is to focus attention on information security, creating sensitivity to the threats and vulnerabilities of computer systems and recognition of the need to protect data, information, and systems.

Threats to Information Security

  • Password guessing
  • Accidental disclosure of confidential information
  • Misuse of systems or networks
  • Abuse of system privileges
  • Social engineering
  • Malicious viruses, worms, and Trojan horses from emails and downloaded files
  • Theft of mobile devices (laptops, PDAs) that contain confidential information

More Resources

Navigate using the buttons at the left for more information about information security topics, goals, and other resources that you can use to arm yourself in the fight against cybercrime. Each of us needs to be familiar with potential information security issues and how to prevent them in the future. You can never be too prepared for a cybersecurity event.

Contact Information Security to find out more about the ISO.