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Security :: Third Party - Contract Language, Guidelines, Policies, & More

CSU policies provide direction and support for managing and guiding third party relationships and for granting access to various University resources. In support of those policies, HSU Information Security, Contracts and Procurement, and the Project Office have collaborated to deliver this list of useful resources; the HSU Guidelines and contract language are particularly important in the context of working with third parties.


Be Sure to Secure Your Multi-Function Devices

Multi-Function devices (MFDs) may look like photocopiers, but they're way more powerful than a single-function device. With the ability to print, scan, and fax as well as copy, an internal hard drive, and network and Internet connectivity, they are a security disaster waiting to happen.

If you have a Multi-Function Device in your work area, you need to understand the vulnerabilities and know your security responsibilities in regard to the data that passes through it. Read more abouit securing MFDs.

Security :: Multifunction Copier/Printer Devices


Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) are much more powerful than their photocopier-like appearance implies. Their multi-functionality (fax, scan, copy, print) means that their internal hard drives store a great deal of data and, because the devices are connected to both the Internet and the network, that data is vulnerable without appropriate security measures in place. Read more about MFD security.

A Multi-Function Device (MFD) is a device that provides centralized printing, scanning, copying, and faxing functionality; HSU has a number of these devices in offices around campus. MFDs are both network- and Internet-connected, so in many ways they function in a similar fashion to a computer. For this reason, and because they are multipurpose devices, it's vital that they are appropriately configured and managed to protect the information that passes through them.


Frequently Asked Questions - Security :: Online Storage and Email

Q:  Why isn’t email secure for sending sensitive information?
A:  Email is not secure because there are no guarantees that the message will be delivered to or accessed by the intended person. Read the full FAQ
Q:  What risk questions should I ask before storing email or HSU data in a location other than its secure and officially authorized HSU location?
A:  Series of risk questions to consider before storing data in other than its official location. Read the full FAQ
Q:  What are the requirements for storage of Level 1 data?
A:  Policy guidance for storing Level 1 data. Read the full FAQ



Security :: Information Security Training Modules

Click the appropriate link below to access the training module(s) relevant to your requirements. You will need to enter your HSU User Name and Password.


Security :: Remote Tracking for your Mobile Device

The size and portability of smartphones and tablets is a big convenience factor - but it also means they can get lost or stolen much more easily. In addition to auto-locking your device to ensure your data can't be accessed, you can make use of your device's GPS capabilities to activate auto-tracking, which should make recovery a whole lot easier if you ever do lose it.