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Information Security

Information Security

Information Security

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

If UTech requests action from you (e.g., password change), the correspondence will direct you to a specific website and/or refer you to the appropriate CWRU help contact for assistance. UTech will NEVER ask for your passwords or personal information by phone or 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. Forward suspicious emails to Forwarding allows UTech staff to stop the spread across campus.

Learn more about these scams at

Software for Security

Please visit to download Symantec™ Endpoint Protection for premier antivirus protection. Faculty and staff must then download Identity Finder™ to locate, secure or destroy confidential information. Both titles are available at no additional cost. Faculty and staff members must run these programs on computers used to conduct university business. Students are not required to run these programs, but must have some form of antivirus protection installed on their computer to use the CWRU network.