Reporting an IT Security Incident

Submit an IT Security Incident Report for an incident that has any of the following characteristics:

  • Potential unauthorized disclosure or alteration of any of the following:
    • university data that is not routinely made available to the general public
      (e.g., employee evaluations)
    • data that the university is legally or contractually bound to protect
      (e.g., Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, certain research data)
  • Loss or theft of electronic storage devices or media containing any of the following:
    • university data not routinely made available to the general public
    • data the university is legally or contractually bound to protect
  • Appearance on a university Web page, whether through pop-up or direct access, of any of the following:
    • advertising for a non-educational commercial product, e.g. an online pharmacy
    • pornographic material
  • Distribution of viruses or malicious software from a computer on the NC State University network.

The report should contain:

  • type of incident (from the above list)
  • your name
  • your email address
  • your phone number
  • date and time of the incident
  • IP address of each computer involved
  • logs from each computer involved

Submit the report in either of these ways:

Additional reporting:

  • Report any suspected theft of computer equipment on campus to the NC State University Police department (919) 515-3000.
  • Report any suspected use of a university-owned electronic device in the commission of a computer crime to the FBI, Secret Service or other law enforcement organizations.