Cybersecurity Month, Week 5: Don’t Sleep On a Data Breach

The final day of Cybersecurity Awareness Month highlights data breaches, what they are, and how to identify them. Data breach costs in 2022 have increased 2.6% for an average cost of $4.35 million. It is vital that all members of the Chico State community to do their part to ensure cyber safety.

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Phishing, Security

Cybersecurity Month, Week 4: When Criminals go Phishing, Don’t Take the Bait

Week 4 is all about identifying Phishing. Phishing is when criminals use fake emails to lure you into handing over your personal information or installing malware on your device. It’s easy to avoid a phishing email, but only once you know what to look for.

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Kaltura Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance: Saturday, October 22nd 11:00 PM – Friday, October 28th
Services Impacted: Kaltura Media

Kaltura Media accounts will undergo infrastructure changes starting on Saturday, October 22nd and ongoing through Oct 28th.

Access to existing Kaltura videos will be unavailable for a limited time during this maintenance window. Existing embedded media in a Blackboard course will play as usual. Access will be restored for users incrementally throughout the week. Newly recorded and uploaded videos will work without issue during this period.


Cybersecurity Month, Week 3: Downloading the Latest Software and Apps is Important

When was the last time you applied patches for your device? Always keep your software updated when updates become available and don’t delay. These updates fix general software problems and provide new security patches to protect your systems from being comprised.

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LastPass, Security

Cybersecurity Month, Week 2: Flex Online, Strengthen Your Passwords

Creating, storing, and remembering passwords can be challenging for all of us online, but the truth is that utilizing unique and strong passwords is your first line of defense against cybercriminals and data breaches. It has never been easier to maintain your passwords with secure, free, and simple-to-use password managers. With a few moments of forethought today, your online accounts can remain safe for years to come.

LastPass is available to students and employees:

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology whenever and however you connect. The theme for the month is “See Yourself in Cyber,” and Chico State is proud to support this online safety and education initiative in October. The cybersecurity and digital privacy of our employees and students are important at Chico State. Throughout October, the Information Security Team will share activities and awareness materials, and each week will focus on a different theme. Students, faculty, and staff can find more information on upcoming events and themes at

This year the Chancellor’s Office is sponsoring a Cybersecurity Poster contest. The deadline for submissions is December 1st. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Week 1: Fear Factor or Multi-Factor? Authenticate to Mitigate

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is also known as two-factor authentication (2FA) and two-step verification. No matter what you call it, multi-factor authentication is a security measure that requires anyone logging into an account to navigate a two-step process to prove their identity. It makes it twice as hard for criminals to access an online account. When it’s available, always turn it on because it’s easy to do and dramatically increases your security. This is a great way to See Yourself in Cyber!

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