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

Thank you to all those who joined us in celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October! View all the university-sponsored events that happened throughout the month to keep you, your devices, and your data secure.

Data Destruction Day

On Monday, Oct. 17, the Boston campus community came together to safely, securely, and sustainably destroy personal data on outdated devices and paper materials. Thank you for the great turnout!

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

Keeping Your Accounts Safe and Secure with Duo 2FA Updates

There has been a recent uptick in malicious actors posing as university students, faculty or staff and phishing emails proposing unexpected job offers that just seem too good to be true

Staying secure in an evolving world of work

Whether you’re full remote or full commute, here are some reminders for securing your data at home or on the move.

Apps may be sharing more than you know

Does your clothes dryer really need to be on the internet? Protecting private data is often a matter of common sense.