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Information Security

Information Security

Welcome to Santa Clara University's Information Security Office Homepage.

The mission of the Information Security Office is to support Santa Clara University’s outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and research programs by protecting the university’s information assets.


Summer Scams

Scammers don't take a break during the summer months; in fact, they may be ramping up their attacks to exploit your extra time online, vacation plans, or desire to improve yourself and your home. Make sure you're aware of these common attacks so you can keep your money and information safe from fraudsters. 

Social Engineering

Social engineering is one of the most effective and least recognized hacking methods, and attackers often don't even need to write a line of code. Find out what it looks like and how to avoid it.

Is Venmo safe?

Venmo, a peer to peer payment app, has seen its popularity skyrocket in the past couple of years, especially among college students. A few notable hacks and thefts have left users wondering how secure Venmo really is. Chances are you aren't using Venmo securely. Read on to find out how to counteract some of Venmo's security flaws.