IT Security

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. The mission of the SF State Information Security Office is to provide balanced and tailored campus-wide cybersecurity, information security, and privacy risk management services.

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.

Security Awareness Campaign

The January 2023 PhishMe campaign results are as follows:

  • 3,431 simulated phishing training messages were sent to SF State Employees on January 17th, 2023, at 9:01 a.m.

  • The susceptibility rate (those who responded by clicking on the link) increased from 1 % to 1.4 %, a net increase of 0.4 %

  • 431 employees reported the message using the Report Phishing feature

  • Within the first hour, 362 employees reported the phishing exercise using the Report Phishing feature