KU's Global Misson

What do the following have in common at KU?

  • Export Compliance
  • International Travel
  • Money Transfers
  • International Purchases
  • International Visitors
  • Research & International Collaboration
  • Contract Compliance and Security
  • Technology Transfer
  • Visa Sponsorship
  • International Shipping

Answer: The Office of Global Operations & Security (GO&S)

GO&S was created to better manage and reduce risk, and increase coordination and consistency in all areas related to KU’s international, export controls, and security operations. GO&S will identify pertinent issues and provide strategic planning, advice and assistance to decision-makers, faculty, and staff on international operations, security, and other high-risk activities.

We are a major research university with global reach.


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Surge in Remote Work Heightens Cybersecurity Risks

Hackers have wasted no time figuring out how to exploit the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Their latest target—employees working from home. With increased remote work, there is increased risk of employees accessing data through unsecured and unsafe Wi-Fi networks, falling prey to phishing and ransomware attacks, using personal devices to perform work, and not following security policies established by your organization. These risks can be dramatically reduced simply by increasing employee awareness. In addition to advice about washing our hands, employees need to be reminded about practicing good cyber hygiene as well.

FBI Warns of Teleconferencing and Online Classroom Hijacking During COVID-19 Pandemic

As large numbers of people turn to video-teleconferencing (VTC) platforms to stay connected in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, reports of VTC hijacking (also called “Zoom-bombing”) are emerging nationwide. The FBI has received multiple reports of conferences being disrupted by pornographic and/or hate images and threatening language.

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Global Operations & Security Staff

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Office of Global Operations & Security
2029 Becker Dr., Room 139
Lawrence, KS 66047
gos@ku.edu | 785-864-1859

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