Information Security

About OCISO at USC

To learn more about Office of the Chief Cybersecurity Officer (OCISO), visit

Security Resources & Tips

  • Online Security
  • Social Media Security
  • Data Security
  • Privacy Security
  • Email Security

To view Security Resources & Tips, visit the TrojanSecure Quick Reference Guides page.

Other Security Resources & Tips

Security Tools

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at ITS provides a range of information security services and tools for the USC community, which include:

  • Sentinel One

SentinelOne endpoint security software is designed to detect, remove, and prevent the spread of malware and other security risks. This section contains information on the versions of SentinelOne available at USC. To learn more about SentinelOne visit,

  • LastPass Password Manager

A password manager is an automated digital repository for securely storing user credentials. It generates strong new passwords during user account creation or password change, allows the access of user credentials and other sensitive data via a single strong master password, and inserts credential information on a site or app. It prevents the reuse of old passwords, which is a major cause of security breaches.

LastPass is a Password Manager offered by USC to safely store and maintain its credentials. To learn more about how to use LastPass Password Manager, visit

  • Duo

The ITS Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) program improves the security of your USC electronic accounts by requiring an additional level of authentication beyond your username and password. The program provides you with a secondary means of confirming your identity via your mobile device, landline phone or an authentication token, which you will use every time that you sign into any of the services accessed through the USC NetID sign-in. To learn more about Duo, visit

  • AnyConnect Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

USC offers Virtual Private Networking (VPN) to provide secure remote access to these services when you are off-campus. Use AnyConnect VPN if you are away from the USC campus and are unable to connect to services. Additionally, you must use AnyConnect VPN to access internal USC systems handling confidential or sensitive data, such as Student Information Systems (SIS), and file servers for specific schools and departments. To learn more about AnyConnect, visit

  • Fortinet VPN

To know more about Fortinet VPN, visit

Services Offered

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at ITS provides a range of information security services for the USC community. To learn more about the Security Services offered, visit


The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at ITS Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance team are here to support the schools and units on the journey to align with the information security policies. To learn more about Information Security Policies and Standards, visit