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Welcome to the new Information Security and HIPAA Offices website. Washington University’s Information Security Office and HIPAA Privacy Office work together to protect the privacy of our patients’ health information and the data of the WashU community.


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Aisha on September 27, 2018

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the WashU Information Security Office (ISO) wants to take this opportunity to remind students, faculty and staff to be vigilant in protecting your personal information as well as university information. As the lines between our work and daily...

Should You Reboot Your Home Router?

By Denise on June 1, 2018

VPNFilter is malware that targets home routers and NAS devices in order to steal files, information, and examine network traffic as it flows through the device. The FBI recently took control of this botnet and has asked the public to reboot their home routers.  Rebooting will help disrupt the mal...

Email Safety Training Aims to Heighten Cyber Threat Awareness

By Noemi on December 6, 2017

In November, the WashU Information Security Office (ISO) issued a mandatory email safety training in an effort to improve the university’s cyber defenses against phishing, a common cyber attack. The training focuses on identifying types of phishing schemes, recognizing the warning signs of scams ...