Keeping Data and Assets Safe and Secure 

Information and resources for protecting Northeastern’s data—and your own.

The Office of Information Security supports Northeastern’s pursuit of global learning, research, and innovation by providing a safe and secure computing environment. Students, faculty, and staff can access resources to make informed technology decisions that protect Northeastern community members and data.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This past October, Northeastern celebrated Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Each week was filled with activities and resources to enhance the university community’s cybersecurity knowledge. For more information on the events and how you can get involved in the future, check out the Cybersecurity Awareness Month page. Thank you to all who participated and make sure to join us again next year!

See Something, Say Something

If you suspect a security incident, report it immediately through the IT Service Desk, available 24/7.

Email Phishing

If you suspect an email is phishing, use the Report button in Outlook. To verify whether an email is phishing, forward the suspected message to to investigate.

Need Security Assistance?

Support and consultations are available to the university community on information security matters. Consult with a team member today.

Security Updates at Northeastern

A peek into the future of Identity and Access Management at Northeastern

As part of a multi-year roadmap, multiple projects are underway this fall in support of this new accounts and access security model. 

Be prepared: Identifying phishing scams

By now, we’ve all seen one: A random email asking for your bank details or a text message asking you to log in immediately to fix your account.

A recap of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Throughout the month of October, the Office of Information Security provided resources and learning opportunities to think about how cybersecurity affects their daily lives and work. 

Let’s Chat

Viva Engage is a place to share and discuss information security at Northeastern. Ask a question, share a news update, or find out more about how you can protect yourself and your data!