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Security :: HSU-Owned Devices :: Approved Antivirus Software

Antivirus software protects computers and computer-based mobile devices from being infected by viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and a long list of other malware that can damage or destroy data. In order to protect both your computer and all other computers connected to the Humboldt State University networks, you must have up-to-date virus protection on your computer before you are permitted to connect to the campus networks.

Security :: Virtual Private Network :: Instructions for Faculty & Staff

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Adding the vpn.humboldt.edu site exception to Java version 7 Update 51

If you're using Java version 7 Update 51 or later, you'll need to add the vpn.humboldt.edu site exception.

Step 1: To open the Java Control Panel in Windows 7, go to the Start Menu, type Java in the Search programs and files field, and select the Configure Java item.

VPN Java Update 1

Security :: Security Alert :: Mac users must update Mac OS X immediately

A Java vulnerability has caused at least 600,000 Macs worldwide to become infected by the Flashback Trojan without the user's knowledge or consent. Mac users must patch their OS and take other appropriate actions as described below to secure their computers.

Please also treat this as a wakeup call that, contrary to popular belief, malware impacts Macs as well as PCs. Be very wary of offers to install software and addons from unknown sources.

Policy :: CSU / HSU Information Technology Policies

CSU / HSU Information Technology and Security Policies

Security :: Secure Disposal of Paper & Electronic Media

Shredded document re-assembledAny data storage medium - paper, computer, copier, hard drive, tablet, smartphone - should be treated as if it contained protected data when it comes to disposal of that storage device. It's simply too easy for thieves to piece digital or analog data back together again and make use of the results for their own nefarious purposes.

Security :: Paper Shredding

Under State Civil Code 1798.80-82, paper documents containing personally identifiable or confidential information MUST be shredded. Using standard office shredders is acceptable for the desctruction of documents other than those containing credit card numbers. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards require that any document which contains credit card numbers must be destroyed using the cross-cut shredding method.

Security :: Forms

Because of the sensitivity and legal requirements surrounding confidential data and other information processing and storage activities, implementing security policies involves a number of different forms. For your convenience, we've assembled the relevant forms here so you can access them all from one place:

11-2011 [EM: P11-11] HSU Data Center and Telecommunications Physical Access Policy
11-2011 [EM: P11-10]