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Cyber Security

IT Security

Information security is a shared responsibility of all members of the Austin Peay State University community and is critical to the university’s success.  The Office of Information Technology is committed to preserving the availability, confidentiality and integrity of APSU information technology resources by improving the identification and management of threats and vulnerabilities, fostering resilient and safe computing environments for the university community, and promoting a campus wide security awareness and culture.


How to Report Something Suspicious

You can report a potential information security incident by email to apitsecurity@apsu.edu or govstech@apsu.edu,  govstech.apsu.edu, 931-221-4357.  If the incident involves life or safety, call 911 immediately. When reporting by email, provide relevant details and the Information Technology Security Team will contact you with next steps.

Click here to find out more.

Employee Cybersecurity Awareness Training

What is KnowBe4?

KnowBe4 is an online cybersecurity awareness training program that teaches internet threats, safety, and practices.  This program is mandatory for all staff at APSU.

Your KnowBe4 cybersecurity awareness training can be reached by: KnowBe4 Training or typing in a browser: https://training.knowbe4.com.  Log in with your university username and password.

Learn more about your Cybersecurity Awareness Training here.

Using Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

What is Multifactor Authentication?

Multifactor authentication is an additional layer of security beyond your password, this can be something you have (mobile device) or something you are (fingerprint). A hacker could get your password, but not your phone or hopefully fingerprint.

How to Change Your Multifactor Authentication

To set up your MFA settings see: Setting Up Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

To change your MFA settings see: Modifying Your Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

IT Cybersecurity News

To keep up with cybersecurity news and initiatives: here.

Security Tip of the Day

The SANS organization publishes a daily cybersecurity tip: SANS Institute