Information Security

Framingham State University's Information Security Office seeks to protect important digital information and keep the FSU community safe online.

The Information Security Officer is charged with mitigating risk by developing and constantly improving FSU’s information technology security strategy; IT policies and best practices, security training and awareness, ongoing risk assessments and regulatory compliance.

Information Security strives to balance confidentiality (assuring data remains private), integrity (assuring information is complete and accurate) and availability (having timely and reliable access to information).

Information Security is a community effort. You play a key role in protecting information. By becoming aware of possible threats and vulnerabilities, you help to protect Framingham State as well as yourself.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and to maintain our commitment to educate the University community on Cybersecurity topics, Information Technology has assigned the annual Cybersecurity Awareness Training to all employees on October 1, 2019.

Education and awareness is key to being able to defend against cyber attacks. All members of the FSU community have a responsibility to safeguard our information resources. The goal of the training is to help our University employees identify and prevent the loss of sensitive data, and protect our information resources.

The annual training helps the University comply with regulations as well as maintain Cybersecurity Awareness among employees. The Information Security Officer has updated the annual online Cybersecurity Awareness Training with enhanced content, current trends and the modules on compliance with regulations.

Cybersecurity Training

The introduction to cyber security awareness training is provided by Ever-Fi and can be accessed by clicking on the following link. -> Ever-fi Cyber Awareness
It is recommended employees complete the training within 6 months of gaining access.
Please note: The training does not have to be completed in one sitting. You can complete a section of the training, log out, and resume the training later without affecting the completion status of modules.