Information Security is a team sport

We cannot protect all of UAB without your help. You play a key role in protecting information. Be knowledgeable. Be aware. Be proactive. Help us enable UAB to be world class.

The vision of UAB IT’s information security office is to “Secure to Empower.” Information Security is responsible for mitigating risk for the University through the development and maintenance of UAB’s Information Security strategy, which includes IT policies and best practices, security training and awareness programs, security monitoring and operations, secure architecture and vulnerability management. Our goal is to balance confidentiality (keeping private matters private), integrity (assuring that your information is complete and accurate) and availability (having timely and reliable access to your information).


2-Factor Authentication is required for all UAB students, faculty and employees.

Security Awareness

Be knowledgeable about common threats, like phishing, and how to protect yourself and UAB.

Tools & Services

Tools and services we deploy to help safeguard the University’s computing resources and data.

Data Classification

A classification system that makes it easier for faculty, staff and researchers to determine how to best secure the information.

Policies & Guidance

Policies help keep everyone safe from malware, data thieves, and identity theft.


UAB stays compliant with federal laws that stipulate how data related to HIPAA, FISMA, PCI, GLBA, and FERPA must be protected.

Latest from Security

  • PhishMe Reporter button to be removed; new button coming

    In preparation for a new phish reporting button for Outlook, UAB IT is beginning the process of removing the old PhishMe Reporter button from use. But you can always report phishing emails by simply forwarding to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., which kicks off[…]

  • Teams meetings will bar anonymous users

    UAB IT is making a change to Microsoft Teams meetings to make them more secure. On Sunday, May 2, at 5 p.m., UAB IT will change the configuration of Microsoft Teams to disable the ability for anonymous users to join[…]

  • IRS: Look out for tax refund phishing scam

    The IRS is warning of an ongoing phishing scam that targets colleges and universities, including students and staff who have “.edu” email addresses. In the emails, malicious senders impersonate the IRS, display the agency’s logo and use subject lines such[…]

  • Security tip: Watch for unemployment claims fraud

    Don’t let your guard down to identity theft. UAB IT and UAB Human Resources have seen a rise in fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation. As we near tax season, your personal information is at a greater risk. Things to watch[…]