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FERPA Training

In accordance with FERPA, faculty must ensure student educational records remain private and secure. "FERPA and Protecting Education" compliance training can be found through the Security Awareness Training portal. It's important to make sure student grades and records on Canvas can't be viewed by other students as well.

Malware & Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system's screen or by locking the users' files unless a ransom is paid. Learn ways to protect your device from malware infections and prevent data loss.


Higher education continues to be targeted by fraudulent email messages and ransomware attempts. Despite taking preventive measures, phishing email attacks continue to be sent from compromised faculty and staff accounts. Learn more about identifying and protection from phishing attempts.

Securing Zoom

Meetings held over Zoom must be secured when the discussion concerns Level 1 or Level 2 data. Learn about meeting passwords, locking meetings, removing participants, and more.

Security Alerts

Learn about recent security vulnerabilities and cyber security news.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN's are a way to securely and privately access a network. They are necessary to access certain information and resources from CSUN. Faculty should consider using a VPN off campus as well as on.