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Cybersecurity Incident Response

Cybersecurity incidents can be frightening, especially in the first few hours after an incident has been detected. The California Community Colleges Information Security Center, in collaboration with the Chancellor’s Office, has created a guide to support you through this process.

Incident Response Guide

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Ransomware Defense for California Community Colleges

Due to a recent rise in ransomware attacks on higher education institutions, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the Information Security Center delivered a webinar on the topic on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

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Zoom Video Conferencing Security Practices

As many California Community College district employees and staff are working remotely, there have been growing concerns around security and privacy when using the video conferencing application Zoom. This guide outlines the major security risks and concerns, and recommend steps that can be taken to remedy them.


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Security Practices for Remote Working

A guide from the Information Security Center provides recommended steps and resources to help colleges address security when staff and faculty work remotely with sensitive information. Specific areas of focus include social engineering, home network security, passwords, and software updates.


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The top information security priorities and our commitment to the CCC


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What We Do:

The California Community Colleges Information Security Center proactively assesses the information security needs of the system, and offers services to CCC campuses designed to maintain the integrity of information systems by:

  • Understanding CCC IS priorities
  • Offering free vulnerability scanning
  • Developing IS policies & procedures
  • Promoting IS awareness
  • Publicizing important IS information

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Rebuilding After Ransomware: Heartland Community College Invests $1 Million; EdScoop, June 30, 2021

Rebuilding After Ransomware: Heartland CC Invests $1M

Plans include multi-factor authentication, secure messaging, virtual desktop infrastructure and increased monitoring for phishing attempts. ... Read story at EdScoop

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CISA & MS-ISAC Ransomware Best Practices Guide

Ransomware recommendations based on operational insight from government-based cybersecurity experts ... Download the Ransomware Guide

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Tips for Staffing & Training a Cyber Incident Response Team

Of all the cybersecurity solutions created to prevent breaches in higher ed, it's the people on the incident response teams who are most vital ... Read story at EdTech