Information Security

Office of Information Security


The Information Security Office is focused on ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of SJSU’s information assets. Maintaining the safety of information assets is vital to the educational, research and operational mission of SJSU. This is the place for you to find the tools and information to protect yourself, your computer, and help prevent the unauthorized access to or use of information.

The Information Security Office oversees SJSU’s efforts to:

  • Protect information assets and to comply with information-related laws, regulations and policies
  • Promote quality and integrity of information security throughout the university
  • Build a culture of information security

Recent Security Alerts


FBI PSA warns of recent fraud schemes targeting universities

On May 5th, 2017, the Cyber Division of the FBI released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) [PDF] regarding recent fraud schemes targeting universities and their students. Please review the report for examples of recent schemes and tips for how to avoid them.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Help Desk at 408-924-1530 or 


Phishing Notice RE: Verify Your Account, Address, Emergency Contact, Suspensed, Exceeding Storage Limit, and others.


From: San Jose State University
Date: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Subject: Important Account Security Information
To: "..." 

Account Security Alert

Hi Mary,

Due to a barrage of unending attacks by the bad guys on our computer systems, we have implemented a new security system for all users. The security system is needed to ensure protection of your information on our servers.

Please follow the link below.

Account Security Link (LINK REMOVED)


San Jose State University


These are not legitimate emails.  If you received an email similar to ones listed here, you should not reply or click on any links in the email.  SJSU does not have any storage limit in Google Apps or ask for password and/or other authentication information.  Please use the "report phishing" feature in Gmail to report the incident to Google's support teams.  For more information about phishing scams and reporting and watch our SJSU Frauds and Scams video.