Security Services

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is used as a security measure to safeguard personal and institutional data. This form of authentication pairs something an individual has (e.g., a security credential) with something known (e.g., a password). Learn more about Two-Factor Authentication.

Incident Response

MSU Information Security oversees the process of removing sources of any technology incident, collecting evidence, addressing vulnerabilities, wiping any compromised data stores, and resuming business operations as soon as possible. Read more about Incident Response.

Vulnerability Management

Information Security cyclically tests select MSU systems for vulnerabilities and will continue on an ongoing basis to identify, classify, remediable, and mitigate vulnerabilities (especially in software and firmware) for computer and network security. Read more about Vulnerability Management

MSU Mail Protection

MSU Mail Protection enhances MSU email security by providing increased protections and changing the way messages identified as spam or malicious are handled in your MSU email. These enhancements allow MSU IT to better protect the MSU community while significantly limiting the risk of legitimate emails not being delivered.


  • A daily notification email containing messages that were identified as spam or malicious for you to review
  • The ability to customize your spam filter
  • Automated safety checks to help prevent cyber-attacks (e.g., phishing, ransomware)


    • How do I manage my daily digest?
    • How do I manage email that has been quarantined in the daily digest?
    • How do I manage trusted and blocked senders in my daily digest?

Software Licenses

MSU funds several security licenses that the MSU community can use including: