InfoSec / Information Security
We serve the Wake Forest community by establishing guidelines, standards, and policies that protect the security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets and systems that are created, accessed, managed, and/or owned and controlled by the University. Some examples of what the InfoSec team does include handling phishing, classifying data and confidential information, authorizing VPN access, and more.
The InfoSec team operates under the principles of confidentiality, integrity and availability in support of the pursuit of the University’s goals of teaching, research, and service.
Confidentiality limits information access to authorized users.
Integrity protects information against unauthorized modification.
Availability ensures that information is accessible when needed to conduct University business.
What to do if you have a cybersecurity related concern
- Follow the Incident Response Policy and email email@example.com.
Did You Receive an Email from Brightly?
Fellow students have recently reported receiving phishing emails offering post-graduation internship opportunities for employment or Honor Society membership. Some of these emails even appear to come from a wfu.edu email address.
In the News
- [Wake-Up Call] It's Time to Focus More on Preventing Spear Phishing
Fighting spear phishing attacks is the single best thing you can do to prevent breaches.
- CyberheistNews Vol 13 #22 [Eye on Fraud] A Closer Look at the Massive 72% Spike in Financial Phishing Attacks
CyberheistNews Vol 13 #22 | May 31st, 2023 [Eye on Fraud] A Closer Look at the Massive 72% Spike in Financial Phishing […]
- Spear Phishing Trends in 2023
50% of organizations surveyed were victims of spear phishing attacks in the last twelve months, according to a new report from Barracuda. […]