California Community Colleges Information Security CenterBig things are on the horizon next year for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center. We have three new services that will be rolled out for use by all of the colleges, systemwide.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterRansomware has been in the news lately, with one of California’s community colleges having recently fallen victim to it. If you are not familiar with the term, ransomware is a type of malicious malware.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterThe internet is a wide open space and, much like the real world, contains the greatest and the darkest of things. This blog will focus on the best browsing practices to protect yourself on the internet.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterI have been asked many times, “What are reasonable security controls?” This is a hard question to answer, as what I consider to be reasonable isn’t what others would. As an information security officer, I tend to be very risk-averse.

CCC Information Security CenterPassword. That’s a cringe-inducing word. What a pain; you constantly need to change your passwords. You have to use mental gymnastics to remember all of them, and don’t get me started on special characters. I hate passwords.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterIf you’re not familiar with the term phishing, it is an attempt to fraudulently obtain sensitive information such as account login and passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, account numbers, etc.