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.

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 phishcatcher@northeastern.edu to investigate.

Need Security Assistance?

Support and consultations are available to the university community on information security matters. To consult with a team member, click here.

Security Updates at Northeastern

Two rules for avoiding phishing emails

Do you know how to identify the sender, company and content of your emails before you engage with the content? Do you know how to report a phishing incident?

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.