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HSU has established best practice procedures that must be followed whenever a computer connected to a University network is suspected of having been compromised by a virus or other threat. This procedure is a requirement under our data protection compliance mandate, so it is particularly important to determine whether Level 1 protected data is stored on the affected system.
In collaboration with all CSU campuses, the Chancellor’s Office has developed a web-based information security awareness training course designed to provide staff and faculty with the information they need to secure information resources. This course will help Humboldt State University employees safeguard personal information as well as information stored under the aegis of the University.
The awareness training covers the following topics, and has been reviewed by the CFA and CSUEU.
IT personnel are expected to have a solid understanding of information security issues, both in general and how they apply specifically to the use of computers on the HSU campus. For ease of use, this page brings together a number of security-related resources - you're encouraged to review and become familiar with them.
Spider is an open source network forensics tool developed at Cornell University to identify the presence of sensitive information on a computer or attached storage device.
Spider is an open source network forensics tool developed at Cornell University to identify the presence of Personally-Identifiable Information (PII) on a computer. It scans for data such as Social Security, credit card, or bank account and routing numbers, and produces a list of files that may contain confidential data. Spider can then be used to:
Spider is an open source network forensics tool developed at Cornell University to identify the presence of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on a computer. It scans for data such as Social Security, credit card, or bank account and routing numbers and produces a list of files that may contain PII.
As part of the closed border firewall project, Humboldt State University deployed a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server. This ensures secure communications through a simple web interface for those staff and faculty members who use Remote Desktop or Virtual Network Computing (VNC) to connect to their office computers from off campus.
To comply with Federal and State law as well as CSU security policies and standards, Humboldt State University requires all staff, faculty, and students to change their passwords on a regular basis. If you receive an email informing you that your HSU Password is scheduled to expire, you MUST go to the Account Center and change your password BEFORE the expiration date. Once you have logged in, select Account Tools, then Change Password.
A firewall is a hardware or software network security device that sits at the juncture between two networks to control what information is allowed to pass between those networks. Usually, the two networks are an organization's internal network and the Internet. A firewall's primary role in information security is to protect computers on the internal network from intentional attacks that aim to: