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Information Security Office

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Information Security Office

We must keep our information and information systems secure.  This not only requires technology, protocols, and tools, but your awareness of the issues involved and attention to established and proven principles.  Security breaches may lead to loss of reputation, identity theft, legal damages, and degradation of systems we all share.
Our students and staff trust us with their personal information.  The Information Security Office (ISO) must protect it against malicious and gratuitous attacks from outside as well as our own internal missteps. Our staff, especially those who handle sensitive data, must be aware of a number of policies and procedures CUNY has established, as well as applicable laws.
This site is your starting point for learning about these and understanding your information security obligations as a member of the CCNY community. See the CIO's Important Information Security Announcement for more information. Download our Information Security Brochure.

Your IT Security To-Do-List

Complete the Security Awareness Course

All staff, faculty and students are encouraged to take this 30 minute security awareness program. Click here for access.

If you have trouble logging in, please call IT Service Desk at 212-650-7878.


Attend the on campus Information Security Workshops.

Review Important Policies

Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources

Information Technology Security Procedures

Breach of Private Information Procedure

Private Information Advisory

File Sharing and Copyright Infringement Advisory

Secure Computing Practices

Explore Cyber-Security Resources

:: Get Free Anti-Virus Protection
   (Instructions for Download)

:: CUNY Issued Security Advisories
   (City University of New York-CUNY)

:: Avoid Identity Theft
  (Federal Trade Commission-FTC)

:: NYS Office of Cyber Security
  (New York State-OCS)

:: Protect Your Identity
  (Faculty/Staff Guide for Download)

Contact Information

Vernon Ballard

Front Line Services & Information Security Office (FLS & ISO)

North Academic Center
Room 1/150C
160 Convent Avenue
New York , NY 10031

p: 212.650.5221
f: 212.650.8139