Tools and Resources




  • Campus border firewall. A system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented in hardware, software, or a combination of both.
  • Encryption. Encryption converts data into a secure form that can be safely moved around and helps CSU, Chico meet its obligations under various data protection laws and policies. One of the most effective ways to protect personally identifiable or other confidential information stored on a computer is to encrypt it.
  • Password Management Software. Provides helpful tools to assist you with creating and storing passwords.
  • Personal Certificates and Digital Signatures. Personal Certificates allow you to sign and encrypt email and digitally sign documents.
  • Vulnerability Management and Scanning. Vulnerability scans provide critical information to the Information Security Office and management as part of the risk assessment process for campus systems.