When you think about computer security, viruses and hackers immediately come to mind. However the weakest link in any security system is the human element. How we handle sensitive information, such as our own login credentials, has a big impact on the security of our computer systems and our campus network.

Here are some quick tips and a few documents with more detailed information:

  • Never send your password via email. Email is by nature insecure and should not be trusted with personal information. Information Services will never ask for your password via email.
  • Do not write your passwords down. If you must keep a record of your passwords, only write down a password hint to help you remember your password.
  • Be aware of any printed documents you may work with that contain sensitive information such as social security numbers. If possible, remove such information from printed documents and shred any unnecessary records with personal information. Also, see the documents below.
  • Never leave a mobile device, such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone unattended in a public place. This includes our campus libraries and labs.


(Some of these documents are stored in BishopWorks or the Faculty and Staff Shared Drive, both require login.)

For additional information, see our Self Help site's Security topic.

Department Contact Info


Information Services Help Desk
R.W. Corns Building
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P 740-368-3120
F 740-368-3272
E helpdesk@owu.edu

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