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

Protecting Information at Northeastern – What can you do

Protecting information at Northeastern university is a community effort, and understanding the value of privacy and protecting information through data classification ensures that we’re able stewards of the data entrusted to Northeastern.  

New sensitivity labels coming to Microsoft 365 applications soon

In the coming weeks, faculty and staff will notice new sensitivity labels in the toolbar of most Microsoft 365 applications. This includes everyday tools such as Word, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Excel, and PowerPoint.  

Data Privacy Day best practices

Celebrated on January 28 each year, Data Privacy Day aims to raise awareness of data privacy and data protection best practices. As a global university, Northeastern is actively engaged in promoting safe and secure practices across the community.

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!