Information & Computer Security

Paper Data Security

Protecting our information here at COCC doesn't mean just what we do with computers. Our records also contain personal information that needs to be handled correctly. Secure Shred bins have been placed around campus for your convenience and more will be added in the near future.

To access a map of where the bins have place around campus, click on Secure Shred bins above.

Digital Data Security

Cyber criminals are clever, innovative, well financed, and technically proficient; they are willing to take extraordinary efforts to attack. This is a serious threat to the College and to us as individuals. To combat them, we have to become familiar with their tactics and techniques, learn how to safeguard our systems, and follow best practices with respect to information security.

COCC seeks to ensure that everyone using, accessing, storing, transmitting or overseeing college resources understands their responsibility in reducing the risk of compromise and takes appropriate security measures to protect college resources.

In order to protect the institution and its private information and data and to comply with federal law, state law, and fiduciary responsibility, COCC is developing an Information Security program for critical operational, private, and financial information.

Copyright Enforcement at COCC

Records Retention

Maintaing proper records is a vital function here at COCC. The State of Oregon has provided minimum retention standards for all records. These can be found at the following page: Records Retention Schedule

Steps to safety

As a student or staff member, you should be concerned about the safety of your digital information. These pages are designed to acquaint you with the Information Security program and countermeasures you can take to protect yourself from hackers and thieves.

Make awareness a priority:
Learn about the types of threats that modern computer users face. Follow a series of simple steps to ensure that your information is protected.
Get the tools:
We work hard to make sure the computers around campus are secure. Get the tools you need to make sure that your home system is just as safe.
Learn about our services:
From awareness training to incident response, there are many other services at your disposal.

Printable Tips

Here is a Printable PDF that you can post near your workstation with some Information Security tips

Latest threat Alerts and Tips

This content is from the United Stated Computer Emergency Readiness Team:

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