The Office of Information Security (OIS) is located within the Colorado School of Mines department of Computing, Communications, and Information Technologies (CCIT) and works with the campus community to increase the security of the campus information infrastructure, including the data network and connected hosts.
For general security issues, please submit a Mines Help Center “Helpdesk” support request at https://helpdesk.mines.edu. Contact the cyber-security team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forward suspicious spam email to email@example.com.
How Secure are you?
- Are you being “phished” (targeted with fraudulent email from a seemingly legitimate source)?
- Multi-Factor Authentication – Information about MFA at Mines.
- Full Disk Encryption – Use this link to get started with Mines’ Full Disk Encryption initiative.
- Campus Email Verification – Any email sent by OIS’s security office should be verified before any action is taken.
- Cyber Security Awareness – Check out OIS’s security awareness campaign.
- Identity Theft resources – A good starting point for more information about Identity Theft and ways to prevent it (link courtesy of Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office)
- Security Tips – Ways to combat the worst cybersecurity threats currently found on the Mines network.
- Virus Protection – Free antivirus software is available to the entire Mines community. It is required for all computers using the campus network.
- Security Alerts – Current security alerts and information on protecting your system from cyber-attacks.
- Incident Reporting – Guidelines and suggestions for reporting security-related incidents to OIS.
- Information Security Policies – Policies related to privacy and cyber-security.
- Contact Information – Ways to contact the Office of Information Security.
- Change Password – Criminals are out there. So you’ll want to change your password now and then.
- Digital Signatures – importing and usage guide for secure email using S/MIME certificates.