IT Security


Information Security: The state of being protected against the unauthorized use of information, especially electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this.

Sam Houston State University’s Information Security Office teaches "Stop. Think. Protect." to promote the best practices for information security while ensuring the university’s network remains secure, reliable and trustworthy.

Our security staff participates in a broad range of activities with the university community, law enforcement and state and local entities to teach security awareness through various outlets such as online resources, public outreach and security policy development.

Phish Bowl: Use this new site to verify if you have received a current SHSU phishing email. If you have received a suspicious email on your SHSU account and do not see it on the list, please report it immediately to

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