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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.

 

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.

Women in Information Security

Women make up only 10% of the Information Security workforce. Why are women so underrepresented? What can be done to change that?

fishing pole with a key of username and password

Spearphishing

Emails are a great way to communicate with someone. However, be wary of messages, especially from people you don't know, that asks you for personal information or tells you to click on a link. You never know when someone is fishing for your information. Learn more here.