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Keeping Campus Information Secure

Humboldt State University's Information Security Team works with the campus community to secure system and network resources and to protect the confidentiality of student, faculty, and staff information.

The team collaborates with IT teams in the administration of account access control, establishment of policies, procedures and guidelines, and tracking, coordinating and mitigating responses to security incidents.


Phish & Spam Emails

Spam and phishing scams have the potential to negatively impact our network security, so we take them seriously. For this reason, we work with affected domain registrars to raise a red flag, often before users even see the emails. However, stopping these messages is not like slamming on the brakes - the people who create these scams harvest email address lists that enable them to travel around the Internet for quite some time before they've run their course.

As always, we strongly advise you to not click on any links, graphics, or ads in emails you weren't expecting or otherwise don't recognize. If you do so by accident, please reset your HSU password and security questions immediately and report the message as spam using the controls built into Gmail or Outlook as appropriate. 

Here’s a list of the most recent spams and phishes we’ve seen:

July 2014 - Dear, myHumboldt user

June 2014 - <Date> Deadline for <Your Name> (aka the "Honor Society" phish)




Report an Incident

By email (24/7):

By phone (daytime): (707) 826-3815

By phone (after hours): (707) 826-5555 (University Police Department)

For non-urgent information security concerns, please click on the appropriate email address below to send a message to the information security team:

Physical safety issues, including cyberstalking and cyberbullying, should be reported to the HSU Police Department by calling 911 or 5555 from any campus phone.

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