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.
Protection for Personally Owned Windows Devices (05/16/17)
Virus and ransomware attacks typically target devices with out-of-date software. To ensure that your personally owned Windows devices are protected, visit Protection for Personally Owned Windows Devices.
Recent Fraud Schemes Targeting Universities and Their Students (05/05/17)
A recent analysis of over 500 reports from victims of fraud who were targeted because they were U.S. universities or their students identified several key trends that have been observed across the country since at least July 2016. Read the FBI's Public Service Announcement (.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: