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Protecting the University's Informational Assets

Secure Northwestern

Connect and Protect

The Information Security Office provides essential resources to help the community keep institutional and personal information secure.

Learn more about these valuable resources to keep it simple, safe, and secure!

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Protect Your Information and Identity

Information and services to keep your password, personal information, data, and devices safe
Get Secure
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Protect Your Research

Recommended security practices and University services for file sharing, research data storage, and desktop management
Find Security Practices
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Recognize Phishing Attempts

What to look for to reduce your risk of being phished, and examples of recent phishing attempts at Northwestern
Know the Signs
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Resources for the IT Community

Security services and information for IT teams at Northwestern
Find Resources
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Report a Security Incident

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's local technical support staff, the Northwestern IT Service Desk at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP), or the Information Security Office at Learn more about reporting an incident.

Any incidents involving online harassment or physical theft of a device should be reported to University Police.

About Us

The Northwestern IT Information Security team works toward a safe and secure information technology environment across the University.

For more on security trends and stories, the SecurityInsight blog is a helpful resource. Read the blog.

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