Support and Services

Stay Secure

Securing the Northeastern global university is an everyday effort that requires all community members to stay alert. Collaborate with the Office of Information Security to learn how through consultations, educational resources, training, and more.

Consultation Support

Submit a consultation request for Privacy, Research Security, and Security Training. A member of the appropriate program team will follow up with you on your request.

Privacy Consultation

Protecting privacy is a top priority in Northeastern. Get in touch with the Office of Information Security to review concerns or questions regarding data privacy.

Research Security Consultation

Work with the Office of Information Security to review your research project. Get help with data management plans, tool selection, or answers to general questions.

Custom Security Training Request

Request dedicated security training for your department or team. Collaborate with the Office of Information Security to define your needs and desired outcomes.

Security Training

The Office of Information Security team provides educational resources and training to support the university’s mission to protect data.

Security Awareness Training

All faculty and staff are required to complete Information Security Awareness training on an annual basis through the university’s security education platform, Proofpoint. The training includes two modules; Data Classification and Security Essentials.

Insider Threats and Controlled Unclassified Information Training

In compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, faculty and staff who store, process, or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) are required to complete the Insider Threats and Controlled Unclassified Information Training on an annual basis through the university’s security education platform, Proofpoint.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Role-Based Training

All staff with significant security responsibilities supporting the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program are required to complete the CMMC Role-Based Training on an annual basis through the university’s learning management system, Canvas.

This training will only appear on your Canvas dashboard if you have been assigned by the Office of Information Security. For any questions about enrollment, reach out to CMMC_Program_Office@northeastern.edu or visit the Northeastern CMMC webpage

Security Requests

Request dedicated reviews with a security professional for your new project, vendor relationship, and more.

Security Architecture Review

Ensure a particular system or network architecture is compliant with the university’s security requirements.

Vendor Compliance Review

All Northeastern vendors must meet adequate security, privacy, and accessibility requirements.

Vulnerability Management

All university assets should be regularly scanned to address and remediate vulnerabilities.