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Please be advised that two scams are currently active on campus.

  • A phishing/phone spoofing became active on campus during the week of January 25th. Callers identify themselves as being with HR. It appears that they want departmental information and begin with questions regarding the organization of and people in the department. Don’t be fooled! Hang up and report to
  • An email scam is active on campus and is targeting SIUC employees: The subject line reads: “Southern Illinois University paperless W2 Program.” This program does not exist. Don’t be fooled! Do not click the link in the email. Delete the email.

If you should have additional questions, please contact

Information Security detects vulnerabilities and intrusions on the network and responds to them in order to correct the vulnerabilities and mitigate the intrusions. We also do a myriad of other activities including network ID security management, campus-wide firewall rule configuration, promotion of awareness of cyber security issues, responding to inquiries, performing security assessments, various types of security analysis, and other security functions.

Our staff is available during normal campus business hours.  Our monitoring equipment and analysis software are active 24/7 and may produce alerts at any time.

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