Antivirus Security

All computers (Mac, PC, and Linux) are susceptible to viruses, spyware, and malware. That is why it is important to protect your computer from potential viruses by having an antivirus program installed on your computer.

Electronic Door Access Automation

ITS, in partnership with Facilities Management and the Department of Public Safety, provides the ability for university organizations to automate electronic door access rights assignment for individuals based upon University affiliation.


This is a collection of resources about encryption for stored information on portable devices, such as laptops, tablets, and externally attached storage. Encryption is a method to protect digital information that relies on scrambling.


A firewall filters incoming Internet traffic while allowing you (and those behind your firewall) to communicate with the Internet.

Network Security Contacts

Department personnel who serve as communication liaison for campus computer security and network issues.

Password Vault

Also known as: 
Password safe
Password vault is a secure, on-prem solution for storing account passwords for IT Professionals on campus


Phishing is an identity-theft scam that uses "spoofed" or fake emails and websites to trick people into giving out personal information, such as credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, or social security numbers. Learn how to stay safe.

Scanning for Sensitive Institutional Data

Second Level support for Identity Finder software which scans computers to locate files that contain sensitive data such as SSNs, credit card numbers, and passwords.

Security Reviews and Assessments

Perform IT Security evaluations of computer systems and facilities, and provide recommendations to improve security or reach compliance with regulations.

Security Training

Monthly security seminars, an annual Security Day conference, and more.


Spyware is advertising software that gets installed on your computer without your knowledge. Companies use it to pop up ads on your computer, track your Internet usage, and gather other personal information about you.

UIOWA System Registry (USR)

An application to register computer systems with support contact information, and to indicate the purpose and type of system.

Video Surveillance

The University of Iowa has implemented video surveillance to protect the safety and property of our community, while avoiding unnecessary intrusions.