Cyber Security

  • We take cyber security very seriously here at IUP. The following section contains critical information to help protect students, staff, and faculty from the inherent dangers on the internet. 

    IUP is proud to be a “champion” as designated by the National Cyber Security Alliance. The university conducts a number of educational and awareness activities throughout October, which is designated as National Cyber Security Month. Cyber Security/Information Assurance Day is a yearly scheduled event sponsored by the Institute for Cyber Security.

    Additional information regarding how we combat threats:

    Interesting Cyber Security Statistics from Around the World:

    • 78 percent of people claim to know the risks that come with clicking unknown links in emails, and yet they still click these links.

    • 63 percent of all data breaches are due to compromised user credentials.

    • In 2017, phishing emails were the most widely used infection method.

    • In 2017, 6.5 percent of people were victims of identity fraud.

    • 230,000 new malware samples are produced every day—and this number will continue to grow.

    • More than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur every day.