Prohibited Technologies on Campus April 5, 2023

The Board of Governors for the State University System (SUS) of Florida met on March 29, 2023, and approved an emergency amendment to regulation 3.0075, Security of Data Related Information Technology Resources. The amendment requires SUS universities to remove any technology published in the State University System (SUS) Prohibited Technologies List from university owned devices and to block them from network access, both wired and wireless.

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect you and the University's information against cyber threats, effectively immediately, FIU will be implementing the statewide emergency regulation and prohibit access to the following applications currently published in the SUS Prohibited Technologies List.

  • Kaspersky
  • VKontakte
  • Tencent QQ
  • TikTok
  • WeChat
  • And any subsidiary or affiliate of an entity listed above.

These applications will not work on a personal device either while using the university's network.

If your department or unit has installed any of these applications to conduct university business, immediately discontinue use and uninstall it from any university owned devices.

As a reminder, protecting you and the University against cyber threats is of utmost importance. Be mindful of the applications you use that may impact your personal and confidential information.

2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Training March 01, 2022

To maintain our commitment to educate the University community on cybersecurity topics, the Division of Information Technology assigned the annual Cybersecurity Awareness Training to all employees on August 5, 2022.

Education and awareness is key to being able to defend against cyber attacks. As members of our FIU community, it is our responsibility to safeguard all information resources. The goal of the training is to help our University employees identify and prevent the loss of sensitive data and protect existing resources.

Please Note: This course is required for all active employees and must be completed within 6 months of it being assigned. The course will automatically appear in your Dashboard after you log in.

Two professional development credits will be granted once the training has been completed. If the assignment has not been completed within the allotted time, your manager will be notified.

Learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Training

NIST and FIU Join Forces on Cybersecurity Education Outreach April 04, 2018

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a cooperative agreement with Florida International University (FIU) to help build national relationships that advance outreach in the cybersecurity education, training and workforce development communities. The collaboration will be managed by NIST's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Program (NICE), as part of its mission to energize and promote a robust network and ecosystem of cybersecurity efforts.

Read more about FIU and NIST