Security

NCSAM Week 3: Data Security

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. For week three CSU, Chico’s Information Security is focusing on data security.

NCSAM banner

University data is grouped into three categories:

  • Level 1 – Confidential
  • Level 2 – Internal
  • Level 3 – General

Each of these levels should be protected to varying degrees detailed on ISEC’s Week 3 NCSAM page.

Please read this information about university data security levels, and follow along each week of Cybersecurity Month to stay safer and more secure online.

Phishing, Security

NCSAM Week 2: Phishing

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. For week two CSU, Chico’s Information Security is focusing on Phishing.

Phishing is the act of sending an email to a user falsely claiming to be an established enterprise in attempt to scam the user into giving up private information for identity theft. ISEC has listed some tips for spotting phishing and what to do about phishing scams. This includes paying attention to the From email address, the formatting of the email, and the content.

Please read these tips to avoid becoming a victim of phishing, and follow along each week of Cybersecurity Month to stay safer and more secure online.

Phishing, Security

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) – observed every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

This year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme is “Own IT. Secure. IT. Protect IT.” with the following calls to action:

  • Own IT.
    • Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
    • Update Privacy Settings
    • Keep Tabs on Your Apps: best practices for device applications
  • Secure IT.
    • Shake Up Your Passphrase Protocol: create strong, unique passphrases
    • Double Your Login Protection: turn on multi-factor authentication
    • Shop Safe Online
    • Play Hard To Get With Strangers: how to spot and avoid phish
  • Protect IT.
    • If You Connect, You Must Protect: updating to the latest security software, web browser and operating systems
    • Stay Protected While Connected: Wi-Fi safety
    • If You Collect It, Protect It: keeping customer/consumer data and information safe

Additionally CSU, Chico Information Security has created weekly cybersecurity themes that will be detailed on their website at www.csuchico.edu/isec. The Week 1 NCSAM theme is Protecting Yourself Online. Surprising statistics, common risks, and cybersecurity best practices have been identified to help you protect yourself and CSU, Chico. Please follow along each week of Cybersecurity Month to stay safer and more secure online.

LinkedIn Learning, Portal, Training

LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com was recently migrated to LinkedIn Learning.  What is LinkedIn Learning?

  •  A FREE online course library available to students, staff, and faculty
  • Same Lynda.com content, new user interface
  •  Courses are taught by Industry Experts
  •  Contains a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, Software, Creative, and Professional content
  • Available 24/7 from any location
  • Integrates with your LinkedIn profile, if you enable this feature

The best way to login is via the LinkedIn Learning login button at: https://portal.csuchico.edu 

Below are a few issues reported during the migration, along with how to avoid/resolve them.

  • If you previously used Lynda.com, your account history may not have transferred over yet. This is currently being worked on by LinkedIn Learning.
  • If you received an email warning you of a 7-day expiration for LinkedIn Learning invite codes, do not worry. You can log in at any time through the portal.
  • If you were redirected to a page asking to purchase access to LinkedIn Learning, do not purchase it. The service is free for all students, staff, and faculty. To avoid this issue, login through the portal.

If you experience any difficulties logging in or using LinkedIn Learning, please submit a support ticket: https://support.csuchico.edu/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=8946 

Email

Training or Disabling Clutter in Outlook

Clutter is a Microsoft Outlook feature that attempts to help you filter low-priority email, saving time for your most important messages. The email server keeps track of the email you read and the ones you don’t. Clutter is automatic. As new email comes in, it takes messages you’re most likely to ignore and puts them into the “Clutter” folder. The more you use it, the better it gets. And if you find Clutter isn’t for you, you can turn it off.

It’s important to either closely watch your Clutter folder while it learns your preferences, or disable Clutter, to avoid missing important emails. Information on how to monitor and train Clutter, or how to disable Clutter is available at https://support.csuchico.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=11701.

Security, Workstations

End of Support for Windows 7

After January 14th, 2020 Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for Windows 7. As part of CSU, Chico’s commitment to a secure computing environment, ITSS will be migrating existing Window 7 installations to Windows 10 on campus-managed computers by the end of this year.

If you use a campus Windows 7 computer, you can request a migration to Windows 10 at https://support.csuchico.edu/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=8031. Please include “Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10” in the subject.

The process usually involves a complete erase and install of the computer. We’ll backup user data (if needed), change some firmware settings, install the new OS, and restore the user data.

Personal computers should also be upgraded to Windows 10 before Microsoft ends support. CSU, Chico employees and students can get Windows 10 at https://csuchico.onthehub.com.