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Information Security

Information Security, also known as InfoSec, protects both physical and digital data—essentially data in any form—from unauthorized access, use, change, disclosure, deletion, or other forms of malintent.

You can help protect yourself by staying informed of the latest threats, following our Cybersafe tips, reviewing past threats, and reviewing previous CISO Update.

Cybersecurity News

Unemployment Scam

There has been an increase in fraudulent unemployment claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you believe your information was used, please view the July 30, 2020, Fraudulent Unemployment Claim message from Human Resources. 

Please view the April 22, 2021, Second Notice – Continuing Unemployment Insurance Scam and Fraud message from Human Resources to learn more about how this fraud is perpetrated and what FIT is doing to protect you. 

Introducing 2FA at FIT

Due to the rising levels of cyberattacks that have been so visible in the media, it is important that FIT and the FIT community take the necessary steps to better protect the college and its data from cyber harm or theft. 

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) also known as 2-Step Verification, or multi-factor authentication requires a user to present two or more pieces of evidence to authenticate (verify their identity) before they are granted access to an application. 

In this short video, Walter Kerner, FIT’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), explains the importance of two-factor authentication

FIT is Cybersafe is FIT’s campaign for cybersecurity for our community.

Cyberattacks, identity theft, and online scams are all over the news lately. A school might not seem like a likely target, but colleges, along with other institutions, are increasingly in the cross-hairs of global cybercriminals. College databases hold a lot of personal information about students and employees that can be valuable to hackers.

Many attacks against institutions like FIT succeed because of something a community member did (clicking on something they shouldn’t) or didn’t do (use a strong password). That’s why we’re starting a campaign to make everyone aware of what they can do to stay cybersafe. We’ll provide tips, training, and online resources and members of our security team will be at campus events to promote awareness and answer questions. And remember the same practices that protect you at FIT protect you at home.

Be aware—and Be Cybersafe!

Latest Threats

Review Past Threats

Cybercriminals often reuse or create a variation of past scams, read through our threat archives to learn more about how to stay Cybersafe. 

Where in the world is attacking FIT?

The map shows countries from which we have seen and blocked actual cyberattacks aimed at FIT. We’ll keep it updated as we discover more. As you can see, cybercrimes are a world-wide problem.

Cybersafe Videos