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Why is Computer Security Important?

The campus has a responsibility to ensure computing resources are secure and that data is protected. The campus is responsible for complying with laws surrounding security of information and computing resources, including but not limited to:

  • California Information Practices Act; California Civil Code §1798-1798.78
  • Employee Access to Information Pertaining to Themselves; California Education Code §89546
  • California Code of Regulations, Title V, § 42396-42396.5
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; FTC-15USC Subchapter I, §6801-6809 & Subchapter II, §6821-6827
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) also known as the “Buckley Amendment,” Statute: 20 U.S.C. 1232g; Regulations: 34 C.F.R. Part 99
  • United States Copyright Act of 1976 (17 U.S.C.), and amendments including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Users of campus technology assets must abide by guidelines to ensure the security of the University data network and all the machines that connect to it. These guidelines help minimize risk of compromised network, devices, and personal data. Devices that connect to the CSULB network, whether university purchased or personal, need to meet a minimum level of security to ensure the stability and security of university systems.