Report security incidents to the University Information Security Officer.
Reports relating to spam (Unsolicited Commercial Email, or UCE) must include:
- University Community: Confirmation of your registration status with www.spamtrap.odu.edu. For Notes users, do not forward email - headers are lost. Rather, contact the security group through the abuse email address and request (clearly) that you wish for your Notes Inbox to be checked with the "from" and date/time of the suspect message.
- Outside ODU: Full headers of the email MUST be provided. The security staff will not act on any email that does not include full headers, as we cannot track the source of the email. UCE is governed by Virginia Law 18.2-152.3:1.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Refer to the DCMA page for more information.
Online Help Request
The Technical Support Center (OCCS TSC) provides fast, courteous, and comprehensive computer support to Old Dominion University faculty, staff, and students.
Univesrity Policies & Guidelines
Old Dominion has several policies related to the use of technology resources as well as highly regarded Acceptable Use Guidelines. It is advised that you become familiar with the following policies and guidelines:
- Acceptable Use Guidelines
- Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
- University Policies - note that the 3500 series policies are the main set of policies that deal with computer security.
State and Federal Sites
These links point to state and federal sites that will provide information on various issues that have to be dealt with on a daily basis:
- Virginia's Secretary of Technology
- Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA)
- VA SCAN - The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing And Networking
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security - important information dealing with security
- Legal Information Institute - The US Code
- The National Security Agency - Information on cryptology and several security guides
- US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (alerts, security teams, and other organizations)
- Federal Cybercrime site - Computer crimes and Intellectual Property information
- Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) - a division of National Institute of Standards & Technology
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - link to the US Department of Education and information on the Act
Special Interest Sites
- The Information Technology Magazine at UVA
- EDUCAUSE Resource Library - links to information on cybersecurity, policy and law.
- Copyright and Fair Use at Stanford - from Stanford University Libraries
- U.S. Copyright Office - general web site with several links of interest
- Intellectual Property and Technology Forum - from the Boston College Law School
- AOL Legal Department - link to summaries and actual code for several laws related to technology
- Recording Industry (RIAA) - information on the illegal distribution of music
- Movie Industry (MPAA) - information on the illegal copying and distribution of movies