Report Incident

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you believe a security incident is an illegal act or life threatening, contact the Georgia Tech Police Department: (404) 894-2500, or Emergency: 911 immediately.

How to Report a Security Incident

If a Georgia Tech IT Resource user suspects or has observed an event that would satisfy the definition of a security incident, they should report the suspicion immediately to the Security Operations Center (SOC). Do NOT attempt to investigate or remediate the incident on your own.

Security Incident – A security incident is an event, as determined by Georgia Tech Cyber Security, that violates an applicable law or Institute policy including the violation or imminent threat of violation of computer security policies, acceptable use policies, or standard security practices. An incident could also be established based on the potential for harm to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of Georgia Tech IT resources.


Requested Information:

  1. Contact information & affiliation to Georgia Tech
  2. Impacted system(s) or services
  3. Date and time of the incident
  4. What data types may have been impacted?



  1. Stop work on the machine immediately.
  2. Do NOT disconnect the network or power cables from the machine(s) so that we can use our approved endpoint software to respond to the incident.
  3. Do NOT attempt to investigate or remediate the incident on your own. Wait for instructions from the Security Operations Center (SOC). There may be compliance requirements, a ‘bigger picture’, or other ’complications’ that you may not know about.
  4. Provide us with as much information as you can about the user(s), GT account(s), and/or endpoint(s) that are affected. Some helpful scoping information is outlined in Requested Scoping Information (below) OR in the GT Security Incident Response Plan.
  5. Do NOT send sensitive information via email.


If you suspect that your network, systems, or services may have been negatively impacted by resources at Georgia Tech, please report them to the Georgia Tech Cyber Security via email to: