The Information Security group supports Caltech's mission by working to protect the integrity, confidentiality and security of Institute electronic information resources.

Information Security provides the following services:

  • Network activity and system log monitoring for detection of malicious activity against online resources
  • Incident response for computer security related events
  • Handling of abuse and suspicious activity complaints
  • Legal compliance enforcement and investigation of misuse allegations
  • Application security vulnerability testing and remediation advice
  • Consultation and advice regarding secure configuration of servers and workstations
  • Access control and management for core Institute electronic resources
  • SSL Certificates for websites hosted on Caltech's network
  • General resource for questions and concerns related to computer security

If you need to report a computer or information security incident, complaint, or concern, please send email to If your email is not working, you can also phone in reports by calling the IMSS Help Desk at (626) 395-3500.