The role of the University of Kentucky IT Security Office is to protect the privacy, confidentiality and integrity of trusted information belonging to students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors, as defined by UK policies, as well as federal, state and local laws. Our work is to understand the various risks and threats that exist in our environment, and take reasonable steps to guard against them.

NEWS: A new state law, the Personal Information Security and Breach Investigation Procedures and Practices Act, went into effect January 1, 2015, and applies to all state agencies and universities.  This law concerns the protection of personal information and requires that suspected breaches of personal information and/or personal health information are reported to an appropriate office as soon as possible.  Click Here for addtional information.   

WARNING:  Email with the Subject "Dear University of Kentucky Email User" is SPAM.  Any email that you believe is spam should be forwarded as an attachment to

Learn the Warning Signs of Phishing Emails

The number of phishing emails targeted towards UK employees has been increasing. Phishing is the malicious act of sending emails with the intent of gaining the user’s private information for the purpose of stealing one’s identity theft and stealing money. These phishing emails can also be used as stepping stones to launch further cyber-attacks against you and the University.

Click here to learn more about identifying phishing email and what to do if you receive one.

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