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.
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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
Cyber criminals can gain an advantage if they know more about the accounts and email addresses we use at Wake Forest, as well as how we are connected through reporting structures. Malicious cyber tactics utilize publicly available information on university sites, often those appearing in custom departmental directory pages. There are two major categories of…
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