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Illinois Institute of Technology cares about the security of its students, faculty, and staff and their data. In the fall of 2021, as part of its cybersecurity initiative, the university established a new department within the Office of Technology Services (OTS), namely, Cyber-Tech Security (CTS). One of the goals of CTS is to establish a culture of cybersecurity at Illinois Tech.

We invite you to learn more about the various security initiatives and encourage you to become an Illinois Tech Cybersecurity Hero! 

OTS Security Initiatives

Identity and Access Management (POWERED BY Okta)

Illinois Tech has a new Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform, called Access Illinois Tech. Identity and access management is a method of establishing processes, policies, and tools for controlling access to critical information within an organization. Access Illinois Tech will be a gateway to securely access all applications such as Gmail, Salesforce, Papercut, Blackboard, and so much more, that students, faculty, and staff use every day! 

Access Illinois Tech

Building a culture of Cybersecurity 

In an effort to build a culture of cybersecurity at Illinois Tech, OTS will be reaching out our students, faculty, and staff to raise our level of awareness about how creative cyber criminals can be in trying to trick us into clicking on bogus links or attachments that could lead to security issues.  To this end, OTS has instituted annual, mandatory, cybersecurity training for all members of our community.  In this training, you will gain a better understanding of the variety of methods cyber criminals use to gain access to our systems, personal information, and data, and what to do when you find yourself or even suspect you have found yourself in that situation.

In addition, throughout the year through posters and UPshow screens around campus, we will urge you to remain vigilant against phishing and other attempts to gain illegitimate access to our data and personal information.  To learn more about how to report a phishing attempt, please click here 

Laptop and desktop management 

Our desktops and laptops (aka "endpoints") are the primary entry points for malware and loss of data.  To help reduce this risk, OTS will be implementing five changes to make university desktops and laptops more secure and to improve service.  For more information, please click here