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
The cybersecurity world is investigating implications of a vulnerability discovered around the log4j code, which is used heavily across the internet to allow software applications to “log” activities. Hackers have discovered a way to log a line of malicious code and access servers that run log4j. IS has identified impacted applications and is working with…
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