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Security Awareness

In a generic sense, security awareness is the knowledge and attitude that members of an organization possess regarding the protection of the assets of that organization.  Information technology (IT) security awareness has to do with the electronic information assets of that organization.  Being security aware means that you understand that there is the potential for some people to deliberately or accidentally steal, damage, or misuse the data that is stored within a company's computer systems and throughout its organization.

Security awareness helps Pittsburg State University and you by:

  • Reducing the risk of data loss and theft.

  • Assuring that information assets, including both student and employee information, are appropriately secured.

  • Protecting people’s identities, including your own PSU identity, the assets that you use at PSU, your personal identity, and your personal assets.