The Division of IT's Security and Policy group is responsible for the coordination of a variety of IT security related activities, including incident management and response, compliance coordination, data administration, awareness and AUP enforcement, security policy development, and more. Visit the links in the left menu to learn more.
Current Security Threats Facing Campus
Phishing is an attempt made by an individual or group to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users by posing as a trusted organization or individual, such as technical support or one’s bank. Commonly, this is done through email messages that are specifically crafted to look similar to actual communications sent by the organization or individual, at times even using real company logos and information. Please forward any possible phishing email messages to email@example.com.You may also call the IT Help Desk at (301) 405-1500 to speak with a customer service agent about the issue. We encourage you to visit our Phishing Attacks Page for more information.
We have been seeing an increase of network printers being compromised here at UMD. Hackers often take advantage of printer administrator passwords that are either weak or have not been changed from the manufacturer default password. When an attacker compromises a printer, the results can range from the printing of large print jobs to the printer being utilized as an entry point into the network. To decrease the likelihood of your network printer being compromised, please take a look at our Best Practices for Securing Printers.
Need Help Assessing the Security Posture of your Department?
Below you will find a list of security self-assessment checklists that you can utilize to assess the security of specific areas within your department or network.