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Information Security Incidents at Northwestern

Information security incidents are events that give someone access to sensitive information (personally identifiable details, passwords, academic, health, or financial records) without permission. If you suspect a security incident has occurred, immediately contact your school or department, local technical support staff, the Northwestern IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) or Northwestern IT Information System Security/Compliance at

Some possible examples of security incidents include:

Remember, these are only a few examples of information security incidents. If you feel threatened, in danger, or if a crime was committed, immediately contact University Police.

To report a: Contact:
Information security incident
Northwestern IT Information Security/Compliance (ISS/C)
Crime (including theft of electronic equipment) or emergency
University Police 911 on campus

Last Updated: 10 March 2017

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