Information Security

The Office of Information Security (OIS) manages security policies and compliance, protects information assets, creates security awareness and investigates university cybersecurity incidents.

The Office of Information Security (OIS) in the Office of Technology Services (OTS) plays a vital role in ensuring that your computing experience at Towson University is as safe as possible. To do this, OIS is constantly working to prevent phishing scams and the spread of viruses, fend off hackers and perform other behind the scenes security tasks.

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Help Protect TU from Cybercrimes

Received a suspicious email? Forward it to . Do you suspect that your TU or email account has been accessed without authorization? Report it! 

Shared Responsibility

Taking the time and responsibility to keep your computer safe and to protect your personal information is a shared priority during your time here at Towson University. Explore the Office of Information Security’s Web pages for essential tools and tips to help better secure your computer, personally identifiable information (PII) and data.


OIS provides guidance on how to identify and address:


To create security awareness, OIS provides resources to help you stay safe online. Learn how to protect your:


Respect and consider copyright awareness resources when accessing the various university computer systems and creating intellectual property.