IT Security Tips

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." – John Wooden

  • Protect your data with strong passwords (CSU password policy requires password must be a minimum of eight (8) characters; Must include one upper case letter and at least one digit; Must not be the user’s first or last name).
  • Change password frequently (CSU password policy requires maximum life of a password must not exceed 120 days).
  • Do not share your passwords.
  • Do not open e-mail messages or click on links in messages that come from strangers or an untrusted source.
  • Be cautious of what software and applications you install.
  • Do not download “free” software, music or videos. These often contain spyware, adware or viruses.
  • Be aware that file sharing in violation of copyright is prohibited.
  • Do not use, copy, or share copyrighted works unless possessing a legal right to do so.
  • Do not leave your laptop/any held held devices unattended unless it is physically secure.
  • Only connect to trusted and secure wireless networks.
  • Do not store sensitive data on shared drives, hard drives, flash drives, CDs etc.
  • Report any suspected IT related incidents to our office at