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Security Services and Resources

Information Security (Security) protects the campus community from cyber threats with a variety of systems, tools, and methods that are transparent to users. However, all members of the campus community contribute to the safety and integrity of our University networks, systems, and devices as well the digital information that we exchange and store. If just one user clicks a malicious link, we are all less safe. Security offers faculty, staff, and students these services and tools to fortify and monitor devices and protect sensitive information.

Departmental Network ID

Information Security approves network IDs for departmental use. Departments usually request departmental IDs to prevent individual users from having to use their University or personal ID to conduct University business.

Firewall Requests

Firewalls are established to protect against unauthorized access to networks and servers. This can be done by setting up firewalls and/or establishing firewalls rules. Security can help you submit a firewall rule request or find more information about firewalls.

Identity Finder (Spirion)

Identity Finder is installed on every University-owed device. The tool runs in the background and will likely go unnoticed unless Identity Finder locates sensitive information on your machine. If Identity Finder does identify issues, a window opens and suggests how to handle the sensitive information. Your LAN Administrator can help you determine what to do—or contact SalukiTech at (618) 453-5155 or salukitech@siu.edu.

MOVEit

MOVEit a tool used to save, store, and share sensitive information with other users. It is quick and easy to request a MOVEit account. Once active, you can save information in MOVEit. You can then send an encrypted version of the information to another user. The user receiving the information will be notified a file is waiting for them and must retrieve the file from MOVEit. The encryption/decryption process is automatic—all you need to do is save it and share it. The person receiving the file is not required to have access to MOVEit to open the file.

VPN Service

The University’s virtual private network (VPN) Service provides you with the credentials and clearance to log in to the network remotely and work from off campus. You cannot access the University’s systems unless you have requested VPN Service and been granted access.