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Information Technology Security

Information Technology Security

As an institution of higher learning, North Carolina Central University encourages, supports, protects, and embraces freedom of expression to pursue scholarly inquiry and share information with the global academic community. To maintain a secure and reliable network, NCCU Information Technology strives to inform all NCCU employees and students of the policies, which govern the use of NCCU computing services and networks and encourage security awareness and prevention.
To ensure this the IT Security office promotes and secures information technology systems, services, and programs on our campus. The overall goal of the IT Security office is to provide:
  • awareness and guidance related to the University's information asset and technology environment
  • proactive security analysis
  • risk management and mitigation
  • disaster recovery

Security Awareness

Not only is computer security the responsibility of the entire campus community, it is something everyone can master.  It is also something anyone who uses the Internet must master. Hackers, identity thieves, scammers, and online criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. That means you need to be equally adept at fending them off. Make sure you check out the tips below.

Do you think you or NCCU at risk, click here and take the test.

If you're looking for a person to come and talk to your group (students, faculty and staff) reach out to "Zach the Security Cat."  Zachery Mitcham, ITS Director of Security & Compliance is ready to talk to you and your group.  He will talk about making sure you keep your information secure and protecting yourself as well as the university from phishing and other security acts that can compromise the integrity of your finances and/or NCCU.  Reach out to Zach, by emailing zmitcham@nccu.edu or calling 919-530-7171 TODAY!

IT Security Tips & Guides

Reporting an IT Security Incident

If you have witnessed on of the following incidents make sure you report them by sending an email to security@nccu.edu.

  • a loss or theft of devices or media containing sensitive data
  • a university Web page displaying inappropriate content
  • distribution of malicious software on NCCU computers
  • potential unauthorized disclosures of sensitive data (data not typically available to the general public)

Make sure you include the following information in your email.

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Type of incident
  • Date and time of incident
  • Location of incident

Reporting SPAM

If you would like to report a spam message, please ensure that you attach the original spam message.

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook
  2. Draft a new email to spam@nccu.edu
  3. In your Inbox, highlight all the spam message
  4. Drag all the highlighted spam messages to the new email
  5. Send the email to spam@nccu.edu

This process is necessary because it keeps the original message, so the sender address of the spam can be located. You may receive an email response from messagelabs.com stating that the spam message has been received.

ITS Security Policies, Regulations & Rules

Computer and Administrative Rights Rule

Data and Information Regulation

Information Security Policy

Responsible Use Regulation

Vulnerability Management Rule

NCCU Information Security Program

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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