The Information Security Office serves the University by ensuring our faculty, students and staff can perform their duties in a low-risk environment.

The Information Security Office supports the mission of UTD by building a culture of security awareness and risk management to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and accountability of information assets.

We serve as partner and educator. Risk mitigation is achieved through awareness training, technology solutions, inclusion of security controls in new projects and regulatory compliance.


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Box 101 – Free data storage

Silas Vieira

June 6, 2019

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Box.com allows you to keep your files in one place so you can access them anywhere from any device online or through the Box app. UTD provides Box accounts to anyone with an active UTD NetID; Box offers you 1TB of free cloud storage. (more…)

Six Steps to Secure Your Mobile Phone

Silas Vieira

June 6, 2019

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Mobile devices such as phones and tablets are easy to lose and often targeted for theft. They contain very personal information such as contacts, phone numbers, emails, and sometimes sensitive University data. The following best practices (more…)

Don’t get Hooked by Phishing Scams

Silas Vieira

June 6, 2019

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Phishing occurs when a person (the phisher) sends some form of unsolicited communication in order to trick a victim. It is called phishing because these communications are baited “hooks” that try to make individuals (more…)
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