Loyola University Maryland

Technology Services

Information Security

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Security Opeartions Small LogoThe security of the University’s information is a critical priority for Technology Services. We strive to protect the data that you've entrusted to us against purposeful or accidental unauthorized disclosures, modifications, and losses. We have put in place a set of technical, administrative, and operational controls that work together toward this goal.

Ransomware Beware

Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction. Some forms of ransomware systematically encrypt files on the system's hard drive, which become difficult or impossible to decrypt without paying the ransom for the encryption key, while some may simply lock the system and display messages intended to coax the user into paying. Ransomware typically propagates as a trojan, whose payload is disguised as a seemingly legitimate file.

Additional information on Ransomware and how to protect your computer on our Ransomware Website.

How We Can Help

Learn how to protect yourself and your family online – come to our security training class!

Whether you’re at Loyola, at home, or on the go, The Security Operations Center wants to help keep you safe online. We’re offering a new class called “Protecting Yourself and Your Data Online.” This one hour class is for all faculty, staff, and administrators who want to learn more about protecting your data, both at home and at work. We’ll discuss preventing identity theft, protecting your personal computer as well as Loyola computers, tax fraud prevention, and more topics aimed at keeping you safe online. Participants will receive a certificate after completing the class. 

The Security Operations Center is your partner in online security – join us to learn more about how we can work together to keep our community safe online! 

Register today 

Be Our Security Partner!

Help us in protecting the University and its data. If you find that:

  • Your computer is acting strangely, running slowly, and displaying strange messages or pop-ups
  • You have a computer security concern 
  • You suspect that you may have inadvertently disclosed your Loyola credentials
  • You think your computer has been compromised  

Don't hesitate to contact Patricia Malek, Director, Security Operations Center via phone x5533 or email at pamalek@loyola.edu 

Tax Fraud Awareness and Prevention

Information on Tax Fraud and what you can do to protect yourself, along with information on what to do if you are the victim of Tax Fraud can be found on Tax Fraud Awareness and Identity Theft Prevention website.