Check out CISA's Stop Ransomware site to learn more about what ransomware is and how to protect yourself.

Report a Security Incident Form

If you are the victim of a security-related issue, please use the following form to report it to the Office of Information Security.

Report a Phishing AttemptReport a Security Incident


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A Message From David McMorries,

The Chief Information Security Officer 

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Dear OSU Community,

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!  All the hard work and commitment have paid off!  All of us in the Office of Information Security are proud of you and what you have achieved!

I’d like to thank the entire OSU Community for their resilience and assistance in helping protect our Cyber Dam.  We saw recent phishing attacks that were quite focused, and the community helped by reporting them to us, which allowed us to take rapid action.  If you would like to learn more about how to protect against phishing attacks, see the recording of our recent “FYI Friday” where Marjorie McLagan talks about what these attacks looked like.  

You can find a direct link here.  

We have additional resources about phishing on our website!

The summer is a quiet time at OSU, but this summer we will make some improvements to our cybersecurity services.  Look for some great improvements when everyone returns next fall!

I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer!

CISO Message Archive

Resources for IT Pro Staff

The Office of Information Security is here to assist you in your efforts to keep your network resources protected. We coordinate with academic and administrative units to help develop policy, benchmark and assess our level of risk and educate and inform our community on best practices. We offer Risk Assessment and Forensics services as well as vulnerability scanning.

To learn more about the resources available for IT Professionals, visit the Infosec Guidebook.


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Resources for the OSU Community

Cyber attackers will be looking for ways to steal info from your computing devices, so we want to arm you with some great resources to protect yourself! Click here to watch mini-video presentations for creating a cyber-secure home, social engineering tips, and email and phishing protection information.

Go to student training, and then the information technology and security library.  This will take you to a Creating Secure Passwords 20-minute presentation and another IT program set that includes home, social engineering, and email/phishing training that are about 7-8 minutes each.  Thank you for helping us Defend Our Cyber Dam!