OSU has started distributing Physical Security Keys to select users for multi-factor authentication! Please check out the UIT security FAQ for more information!

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 Attempt

Report a Security Incident

Examples of Phishing and Other Scams

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A Message From David McMorries,

The Chief Information Security Officer 

Winter and Spring Term, 2024

Dear OSU Community,

The days are getting longer, and Spring is around the corner!  After a long winter, seeing the early spring bloomers come out, with the promise of warmer weather is a morale boost. With the warmer weather comes the themed cyber scams…expect to see tax season scams, employment fraud (especially geared towards students), and the like.  Being vigilant and reporting suspicious e-mail is the best approach; let the Office of Information Security help you.




CISO Message Archive

Interact With InfoSec

Check out the Online Trainings page for mini-games, quizzes, and general training to increase your cyber literacy. Thank you for helping us Defend Our Cyber Dam! 


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! Navigate to our Resources tab to familiarize yourself with some OIS terminology using our Glossary, or check out the newest in security news. 


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.

For a list of current known exploited vulnerabilities, visit the CISA catalog for a full list. To learn more about the resources available for IT Professionals, visit the Infosec Guidebook.


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