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.
Tips To Secure Your Computer and Data
- Never share your CSUN password with others or write it down in a conspicuous place.
- The University will never request your password, or other confidential/personal information by email. If you suspect that your CSUN password has been stolen, change it immediately by visiting the Change My Password page.
- Use CSUN's encrypted wireless network by connecting to 'csun_wpa2' instead of 'csun'.
- Secure your laptop(s) in a locked environment whenever you are away from your computer. Consider using a lock to secure your laptop to a desk.
- Register your computer with a theft recovery service. Visit the Department of Police Services to learn more.
- For information on Phishing scams, view the video Phishing Scams - Simply Speaking produced by Penn State.
Need Help with Information Security?
Contact Chris Olsen, Senior Director, Infrastructure Services/ISO at (818) 677–4676.
To report incidents of abuse, send an email to email@example.com.