What is a Security Incident?

A security incident is anything that indicates a threat to computer systems or information. This is not a complete list, but includes:

  • Unauthorized use of university computers.
  • Log in attempts (successful or not) to gain access to someone else's account.
  • Improper or unauthorized use of sensitive data.
  • Anything that dimishes the confidentiality (measures taken to ensure privacy), integrity (verifies accuracy, consistency, and trustworthiness of data), or availability (accessibility of systems when you need them) of university data and systems.

If you need to report a spam or phishing email, please don't use this form as there's no way for you to attach the email. Instead, please forward the message in question as an attachment to security@ohio.edu. If you're unsure how to forward as an attachment, please view our instructions here: https://www.ohio.edu/oit/email/learn/forward-as-attachment.cfm


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