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Information Technology Security

As an institution of higher learning, North Carolina Central University encourages, supports, protects, and embraces freedom of expression to pursue scholarly inquiry and share information with the global academic community. To maintain a secure and reliable network, NCCU Information Technology strives to inform all NCCU employees and students of the policies that govern the use of NCCU computing services and networks and encourage security awareness and prevention.

To ensure this, the IT Security office promotes and secures information technology systems, services, and programs on our campus. The overall goal of the IT Security office is to provide:

  • awareness and guidance related to the University's information asset and technology environment
  • proactive security analysis
  • risk management and mitigation
  • disaster recovery

Note: If you need immediate assistance (e.g., to report that your computer has been compromised), call the Eagle Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) at (919) 530-7676.

Security Awareness

Not only is computer security the responsibility of the entire campus community, but it is also something everyone can and should master. Hackers, identity thieves, scammers, and online criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

NCCU cannot do this alone. You play a key role in protecting information.  By becoming aware of possible threats and vulnerabilities, you help to protect NCCU as well as yourself. Here are some important first steps toward safe and more secure computing.

IT Security Tips and Guides

Reporting an IT Security Incident

If you have witnessed one of the following incidents, make sure you report them by sending an email to security@nccu.edu:

  • a loss or theft of devices or media containing sensitive data
  • a university Web page displaying inappropriate content
  • distribution of malicious software on NCCU computers
  • potential unauthorized disclosures of sensitive data (data not typically available to the general public)

Make sure you include the following information in your email:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Type of incident
  • Date and time of the incident
  • Location of the incident

Reporting SPAM

If you would like to report a spam message, please ensure that you attach the original spam message(s).

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Draft a new email to spam@nccu.edu.
  3. In your Inbox, highlight all of the spam messages.
  4. Drag all the highlighted spam messages to the new email.
  5. Send the email to spam@nccu.edu.

This process is necessary because it keeps the original message so that the sender's address of the spam can be located. You may receive an email response from messagelabs.com stating that the spam message has been received.

ITS Security Policies, Regulations, and Rules

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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