Universities remain one of the top targets of cybersecurity attacks.
Our wealth of research and data makes us a goldmine for cybercriminals. As a security professional, it is your responsibility to ensure the security and privacy of the devices and users within your department.
You may have a background in information security, or you may have stumbled across this role accidentally. Either way, we have a suite of training, resources and programs to help you protect the university. Apply the resources on these pages to strengthen the university’s defenses against external threats and learn how to react in cyber emergencies. Because as we say in the cybersecurity world, it is not if, but when.
We provide cybersecurity training to FSU departments and teams. Choose from the general presentations below or request an on-site or virtual training session.
From business continuity to research compliance, the following programs are designed to address specific cybersecurity needs at FSU.
Business continuity program designed to enable FSU to continue operating after a natural or manmade disaster
Framework of standards and best practices to ensure the security of protected research data at FSU
Identify system weaknesses and establish baseline security controls to protect your department
Data Protection Policies and Laws
Campus colleges and departments are required to protect university data based on FSU data classifications. Use the following resources to further safeguard FSU information in accordance with university policy and federal law.
Social Security Numbers
University guidelines for protecting personal identification numbers
Federal law protecting privacy of student educational records
Federal law protecting sensitive patient health information
Policy for ensuring the security of credit card or other payment card transactions
Contractual provisions for sharing university information with third-party vendors
Guidelines for using cloud computing services for university business
Security and Safety Services
View a list of all security and safety services available to FSU departments
List of standards that provide security and privacy requirements and best practices for FSU
Breakdown and examples of the three types of data classifications at FSU
Information Security and Privacy Terms and Conditions
Contract addendum for sharing university information classified as protected or private with a third-party vendor