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The Office of Information Security and Privacy (OISP) is located within the Colorado School of Mines department of Computing, Communications, and Information Technologies (CCIT) and works with the campus community to increase the security of the campus information infrastructure, including the data network and connected hosts.


NOTICE: CCIT is in the process of requiring all campus users to change their passwords


CCIT's communication process allows any officially sent campus-wide emails to be verified by checking against CCIT's web-page.


How Secure are you?

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Every October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.

  • Identity Theft resourcesPDF versionText only version - A good starting point for more information about Identity Theft and ways to prevent it (link courtesy of Jefferson County District Attorney's Office)
  • Security Tips - Ways to combat the worst cybersecurity threats currently found on the Mines network.
  • Virus Protection - Free antivirus software is available to the entire CSM community. It is required for all computers using the campus network.
  • Security Alerts - Current security alerts and information on protecting your system from cyber-attacks.
  • Incident Reporting - Guidelines and suggestions for reporting security-related incidents to CCIT.
  • Privacy & Security Policies - Policies related to privacy and network security.
  • Contact Information - Ways to contact the Office of Information Security and Privacy staff.
  • Change Password - Criminals are out there. So you'll want to change your password now and then.
  • Digital SignaturesPDF versionText only version - importing and usage guide for secure email using S/MIME certificates.


CCIT Outages & Notices

More Resources

Need Computing Help?
Contact us through the Mines Help Center Helpdesk or 303.273.3430 or 303.273.3431.

For computer emergencies involving classes currently in session ONLY, dial extension x2345.

Contact CCIT
CCIT facilities are primarily housed in the east end of the CTLM building (Center for Technology and Learning Media):

Campus Computing, Communications and Information Technologies
1650 Arapahoe St.
Golden, Co. 80401-1887

Computing Commons Front Desk (CT156)
(303) 273-3431
Office: (303) 273-3430
Fax: (303) 273-3475

Business Mailing Address
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, Colorado 80401-1887

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