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Information Security

Preserving the availability and integrity of UB electronic assets is serious business. UB's information security plan includes steps to build awareness, provide resources and guidelines, encourage building good security habits, and properly handling information security incidents. UB's Information Security Office is responsible for organizing and guiding university-wide information security efforts.

In order to keep credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other data out of unauthorized hands, it's important to follow guidelines for storing, recovering and safely removing regulated private data. The Information Security Office's tips, tools and configuration standards are designed to keep UB information secure at all times.
A security compromise is any activity which can result in sensitive data being lost or stolen, known as a compromise. UBITNames and passwords are particularly attractive since they offer access to fast Internet, fast computers and expensive computing apps.
This process describes how the CIT-managed E-Discovery collocation storage space will be provided for use by the broader UBIT community. Please refer to the SUNY Legal Proceeding Preparation (E-Discovery) Procedure for general E-Discovery definitions and associated roles and responsibilities.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements for credit card account data security, developed by a council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa, Inc., to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.
One of the most effective ways for you to protect yourself while using the Internet is to make sure your personal equipment is up to date. Fortunately, making sure your personal equipment isn’t vulnerable to hackers isn’t hard to do– there are freely available tools that can take care of it for you.

Select software is made available to IT staff to assist them in their jobs.

Learn about avoiding email scams, protecting your devices and where to get to help if you've been hacked.