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Report an Incident

For lost or stolen devices and High Risk data compromise or other unauthorized exposure, contact the University Privacy Office.

In cases where you become aware of a security issue regarding Stanford's computers or networking resources.  Below are some examples of reportable IT security incidents:

  • Compromised endpoint (e.g., malware, keylogger, ransomware)
  • Compromised server (e.g., malware, unauthorised use/access, unusual activity)
  • Compromised Stanford websites (e.g., website defacement)
  • Compromised infrastructure (e.g., router, switch, firewall, ICS device)
  • Compromised user account
  • Unauthorized exposure of sensitive data (especially high risk data types)
  • Denial of service (DoS)


Please use one of the following contacts to report an IT security incident:

  • Contact your local IT support
  • Information Security Office (ISO):
Last modified July 26, 2021