The Office of Information Security (OIS) manages security policies and compliance,
protects information assets, creates security awareness and investigates university
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
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
Configure the following Zoom preferences for your personal room:
Enable/Check “Only authenticated users can join meetings” (also for Web client): The
participants need to authenticate prior to joining the meetings, hosts can choose
one of the authentication methods when scheduling a meeting.
Enable/Check “Waiting Room”: When participants join a meeting, place them in a waiting
room and require the host to admit them individually.
Disable/Uncheck “Co-host”: Allow the host to add co-hosts. Co-hosts have the same
in-meeting controls as the host.
Enable/Check Screen Sharing: One participant can share at a time (or multiple participants
Use Zoom “Security” button features to quickly secure your meeting once you start
Be extra diligent about protecting TU confidential data: