Information Security is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality and data integrity of university computing assets, including university–owned computers, applications, servers, and the data residing on those devices. Information Security strives to maintain the security of university systems and data to prevent it from being used for unintended purposes by educating the campus community about security related issues, preventing the unwanted access of university records by intruders, and developing effective methods of responding to information security incidents.
SyncCrypt Ransomware Hides Inside JPG Files (08/16/17)
On August 16, a new sophisticated ransomware dubbed SyncCrypt, was reportedly detected. This malware is delivered as an email attachment. The email topic and attachment both appear to target persons associated with legal activities. Do not open .wsf file attachments or .jpg files of unknown origin. Read the SyncCrypt Cybersecurity Advisory (.pdf) for more information.
Top Security Tips
- NEVER share your password with anyone and report suspicious emails or phone calls that ask for your private information to email@example.com
- Use CSUN's encrypted wireless 'eduroam' network when connecting to campus Wi-Fi
- Follow these tips to secure your device and do not leave mobile devices unattended
- Learn how to identify fraudulent emails that ask for your password and other confidential information
- Use Box to securely share files with others and eliminate use of email and USB drives to transmit protected information
- Maintain current anti-virus software on all computing devices (including Macs)
- Don't get compromised. Get trained! Free Online Information Security Awareness Training is provided to ALL faculty, staff and university employees
Need Help with Information Security?
Contact the Office of Information Security at (818) 677-6100. To report incidents of abuse, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or: