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Information Security

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. 

Security Alerts

Red alert button.  LinkedIn (06/16/16)

If you are a LinkedIn user, there is a good chance that your password has been compromised. You can check if your credentials have been compromised by checking this website. Please protect your CSUN user ID and password and do not use them in external applications or web sites. We recommend that you change your password in LinkedIn and if the credentials were used in both places, please change your CSUN password as well. 

Red alert button.  QuickTime (Windows) (04/20/16)

A serious security flaw has been discovered affecting QuickTime for Windows. With Apple no longer supporting QuickTime for Windows we strongly recommend the immediate removal of QuickTime on Windows computers. IT is working to remove QuickTime from all IT supported Windows computers using SCCM, and will make this same SCCM functionality available to all Division/College technical support staff.

To individually remove QuickTime for Windows from personal computers, users can find uninstallation instructions on Apple's Uninstall QuickTime page.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Help Center.

Red alert button.  Adobe Flash Player Exploit (04/08/16)

A serious security flaw has been discovered in Adobe Flash and CSUN users could be impacted. The zero-day vulnerability allows hackers to exploit the flaw and crash a users system, or even take control of the system and steal confidential data.

Adobe has released an updated version of Flash, and IT is deploying this update to all university-owned computers.

For more information, please refer to Adobe’s Security Bulletin. If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Center.

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Need Help with Information Security?

Contact the Office of Information Security at (818) 677-6100. To report incidents of abuse, send an email to abuse@csun.edu or: