Information Security Office (ISO)
The ISO collaborates with the campus community to protect Carnegie Mellon from and to respond to threats to our electronic information resources and computing and networking infrastructure.
News & Alerts
Lessons from Recent Security Breaches
Several recent high profile vulnerabilities and security breaches serve as reminders of the importance of reporting concerns, staying up to date with security patches, remaining vigilant to scams, and other good security practices, both on campus and at home.
To access the announcement with detailed information and resources, visit Lessons from Recent Security Breaches.
Security Advisory: CryptoLocker Malware Restricts Access to Computer Files
Malware known as CryptoLocker" is affecting Windows computers across the Internet and here on campus. Cryptolocker encrypts the infected computer’s documents so that they are no longer usable and then displays a webpage demanding payment to restore them. It can encrypt files located on shared network drives, USBs, external hard drives and even cloud storage drives.
For information on the security advisory and on What You Need to Do, please read the entire security advisory message on CryptoLocker Malware Restricts Access to Computer Files.
Focusing on Mobile Device Security during 2013 NCSAM
In observance of 2013 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Information Security Office (ISO) held a Mobile Device Security event on October 3rd, 2013 at the UC Rangos from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At the event, mobile carriers, vendors, researchers, the ISO and other University entities exhibited their mobile devices and demonstrated security and privacy configurations, answered questions, provided training material, discussed research reports, and shared security solutions.
Information on the event, participating entities, prizes and more is available at Focusing on Mobile Device Security during 2013 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) .