Security Awareness

CSU Security Awareness Training:

Ensuring the security and integrity of our data is of utmost importance to CSU Bakersfield and the CSU system.  Each of us plays an integral role in this process.  To assist you in safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of our campus community data, you will be required to take the Data Security and Privacy training.

The Data Security and Privacy training course is available through SkillSoft and must be completed within 30 days of notification.

Note:  You will be notified via email when to take the training.

Getting assistance

The training course is a web-based application.  You may want to check your computer and web browser compatibility ahead of time.  To do so, go to

For the Mobile Devices and Tablets Guide, go to Mobile FAQ.

For additional computer requirements and assistance, go to:

If you have questions regarding the Skillsoft training, please review the frequently asked questions at: Skillport FAQs.


Annually, all employees must take “Data Security and Privacy” training course.  New employees are required to take the training within 30 days of employment, or sooner if required by your department. In addition to this policy, other requirements for security awareness may be found in the Integrated California State University Administrative Manual under CSU Policies: Section 8000 – Information Security.

More information

For more information or for group training arrangements please email

Posters, Articles and Handouts

Laptop theft 2012

Smartphone tips 2012

CyberSecurity News "Top Ten" 2012/2013 Volume 1, Issue 1

The Runner Article 10-10-2012

The Runner Article 10-17-2012

The Runner Article 10-24-2012

The Runner Article 10-31-2012

Helpful Links

Mobile app security: 5 ways to protect your smartphone:

Just for you: Educators, Parents, Techies, and Kids:

Back to School with New Devices (Mobile Safety):

Microsoft, Safety & Security Center:

Federal Trade Commission: Identity Theft:

For Everyone

Homeland Security

National Cyber Security Alliance

Fun Videos

The Protection Connection - Learn to protect yourself online with Privacy settings and good online practices.

Invasion of the Wireless Hackers - Questions related to wireless security.

Spam Scam Slam - Don't get slammed by the next spam scam.

Online Lineup - Find out if you're a shrewd online shopper who can spot a risky offer.