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 email@example.com.
Some possible examples of security incidents include:
- Student: Someone accessed your account in CAESAR and changed your class schedule or loan information.
- Faculty: You replied to an unsolicited email that asked for your NetID, password, or other personal information and then suspected it could be a scam.
- Staff: A file containing Social Security numbers was accidentally sent to the wrong recipient.
- Researcher: A laptop containing unencrypted sensitive research data was lost.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
|Crime (including theft of electronic equipment) or emergency||
University Police 911 on campus
Last Updated: 10 March 2017Get Help Back to top