SF State's Information Security Program covers multiple facets of protecting information assets, whether they are recorded digitally, on paper, or through other media. Following SF State's Information Security policies and procedures is critical to helping protect you and the University.

Security breaches of confidential or sensitive data have potentially serious consequences: for the person whose confidential information is compromised and for the University, which is accountable for upholding federal and state laws as well as CSU orders and regulations. In addition, individuals involved in unauthorized disclosure of information (even when accidental) may be subject to disciplinary and/or civil action.

Related Announcement

Enhanced password security for employees

Submitted by Julio Feliciano
on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:12

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 between 8:30 and 9 a.m. SF State passwords for all Administration and Finance, Advancement, and Student Affairs employees will have enhanced password security rules: Require passwords to expire after 180 days Lock accounts for 15 minutes following 8 failed password attempts Require new passwords to be different to old passwords If you have not changed your password in the past 180 days, do so now from:


Protect your computer and data

Submitted by David Golden
on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 14:45

Cyber threats put SF State’s data at risk, including your personal information. SF State will never ask you to share your password. You can help to protect the University as well as yourself. Here are seven important areas to review for safer and more secure computing.