Office of Information Security (OIS)

Our Mission

Develop a security focused workforce, comply with all applicable laws and policies, and protect the University’s data and information resources.


What is DUO?

Beginning in November of 2018, ITS will begin a phased rollout of two-factor authentication (2fa) to all TAMUSA employees and students (see schedule below). The name of the 2fa software is Duo, from a company called Cisco. Learn more here.

What is Phishing?

"Phishing" is when cyber-attackers send you phony emails pretending to be from someone or something you know, such as a friend, your bank or a well-known store, in order to steal your password, your money, your information. Learn more here.

How do I know if an email is a phish?

    In Outlook, emails should show just the sender's name, (EX: From: Jane Doe)

    Emails from the Internet show the sender's email address, (EX: From: Jane Doe <>) 
    If the email came over the Internet and the sender's name and address don't match, it's most likely a phish.

  • SENSE OF URGENCY: Phishes often say you  must do something right now, that the sender  is in a very important meeting and can't talk  or text.

  • ODD ENGLISH: Phishes typically have erratic  capitalization, grammatical errors, and bizarre  word choices.

  • TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: There are no jobs  out there that pay you $500 a week to do  occasional errands.

How do I share my Calendar and Secondary Mailbox with someone?

How do I reset my admin password?

How do I use OneDrive?

OneDrive is cloud file storage, similar to Dropbox and Google Drive. Learn more here.