Information Security

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Protect yourself and the university by following simple guidelines and best practices for information security. Remember, your password protects your grades and/or financial information — not just your email.

Email Scams

Cybercriminals use “phishing” scams in the guise of official communications, faked invoices, too-good-to-be-true job descriptions and the like to smuggle malicious software (“malware”) onto your device or get you to give out your personal information.

Never click on a link in a suspicious email. Know when to ignore, delete or forward a suspicious email. Ignore and/or delete messages indicating that your email account reached its "Quota" or there is a need to "Update" or "Verify" your account. Please forward suspicious emails to, allowing [U]Tech staff to stop the spread of these emails across campus.

Note: [U]Tech will NEVER ask for your password or personal information. If [U]Tech requests action from you (e.g., password change), the [U]Tech correspondence will direct you to a specific website and/or refer you to the appropriate CWRU contact for assistance.

Learn more about these scams at

Software for Security

Visit to download an anti-virus program for your protection and VPN software to secure your connections.