SECURITY AND AWARENESS
Information security, protecting personal data and computing environment, is of utmost importance to ODU. Find out more on current security fixes, the latest patches and the tools you need to protect your information.
The System Risk Assessment cycle is a process that not only identifies the risks associated with our information systems and the measures in place to reduce risks to an acceptable level, but it helps us identify the roles and the people involved in the stewardship of the data that resides on our information systems. System Owners must compete or review their System Risk Assessment annually. Completing the System Risk Assessment is important in today's advanced and complex technological environment in which we work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out the most common questions to security related information. Contact the Technical Support Center at 757.683.3192, email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit www.occs.odu.edu/support.
Information to help make your computing experience a safer and more enjoyable one.
Information and contacts for reporting computer security incidents.
Approved and Disapproved Software
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that all software installed on state owned computers that are used for other than exclusively 'instruction' or 'research' purposes must be approved by the Information Security Officer (ISO) for that agency/institution. This applies to Old Dominion University and the computers owned by the University. Before software is installed, make sure that it is listed on the 'Approved Software' list.
Request for software to be added to the 'Approved Software' list may be sent to email@example.com. Please specify the software title, manufacturer, web site, and intended purpose for the software. Software listed on the 'Disapproved Software' list has already been reviewed and will not be added to the approved list.