Cyber Security

  • We take cybersecurity 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. 

    Phishing and Other Threats

    Spyware and Adware

    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. The capstone event this year is Cyber Security/Information Assurance Day on October 26. More details can be found at the Cyber Security/IA Day website.

    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.