Information Security


The Information Security Office at Elon is dedicated to maintaining a high level of data privacy and security across the university. This Office is also responsible for educating faculty, staff, and students on data security best practices to ensure that Elon’s information stays safe and secure. On this site, you can find helpful blog posts, tips, and tools for keeping your information secure, staying safe on social media, to avoid phishing scams, and more.

It is the responsibility of all members of the Elon community to be knowledgeable of ways to protect both university and personal information. We encourage you to use the information on this page to educate yourself on how to stay safe from the continually changing threats we all face online.

Information Awareness Security Training

Complete this 15-minute Moodle course to learn how to keep personal and university data safe and secure. 

Information Security Articles

  • 5 Tips for Blocking Hacker Attacks This Cyber Monday

    Christmas tree and giftsThe holiday season has arrived! While this is a perfect time to get great online deals, this is also the time when scammers and hackers take advantage of the increase in online transactions to steal personal information. Scammers often use social media, email, and text messages to trick you into giving away your personal information by getting you to click … Continue Reading
  • Takeaways from National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

    National Cyber Security Awareness Month logoEvery October, businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the work come together and participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to promote online safety and cyber security awareness. This month, Elon’s Office of Information Technology has worked together to help make online safety approachable and accessible with weekly cyber security articles and quick tips for staying safe online. Here … Continue Reading
  • Securing smart devices and protecting personal information

    Photo of smart home connected to devicesWe live in a world of smart cities, connected devices, and digitized records. Smart devices allow us stay connected and updated on what is happening around the world, and help us keep up with our fast-paced lives. Although smart devices are immensely useful, they are fueled by our personal information, which can be dangerous. By providing your smart devices with … Continue Reading
  • Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace

    Man using laptop computerData breaches are increasing every year and hackers are getting more advanced as security systems improve. Because of this, there are many ways for hackers to steal data in the workplace including when you share information online over an unsecure WiFi network or leave your computer unlocked. Fortunately, there are many ways for you, as an employee, to protect personal … Continue Reading
  • Cybersecurity 101: 5 Quick Tips For Staying Safe Online

    To kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’re sharing five simple tips for keeping your personal information safe from cyber attacks. While you may feel that you’re not at risk for a cyber attack, keep in mind that over 1.9 billion data records have been hacked during global cyber attacks in just the first half of 2017.  It’s even … Continue Reading