What is information security?

Indiana University information security protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of institutional information assets from unauthorized use. IU is committed to providing an environment that protects the security and privacy of institutional information necessary to support its mission and protect its reputation.

This site will educate IU users how to contribute to and cooperate with our protection measures. Here you can educate yourself about:

  • How to stay safe online
  • Information & IT policies
  • The Information Security & Privacy Program
  • Security resources for IT Staff
  • How to report unusual behaviors and IT incidents

Together we can keep our campus an open and accessible system.

Do your part to protect IU

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Don't get phished

Beware of email schemes that intend to separate you from your data, your identity, and your money.

Learn to spot a phish

Acceptable Use Agreement

IU requires that you must assent to an Acceptable Use Agreement every two years for access to IT resources at IU.

Acceptable Use Agreement
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Always verify identity

In cases where an individual is not standing before you to show a picture ID, most organizations require an alternate process to validate their provided personal information.

Identity verification

Use data appropriately

Data governance is a collection of activities which help to ensure the proper management of institutional data, a strategic asset at IU. The University Data Management Council (UDMC) promotes a culture of data stewardship, consistent practices, and adherence to IU standards and policies.

IU Data Management

Protect your data at IU

The IU privacy program protects institutional data from unwanted disclosure and informs you of rights, such as access to your data and limitations on how we use it. IU’s privacy team monitors worldwide privacy events, remains current on privacy issues that affect you, and will continue to increase your awareness of emerging privacy topics.

IU Privacy Portal