Safeguards Taken to Protect Student Information following Data Breach by Third-Party Vendor




This statement may be attributed to the Cal State University Office of the Chancellor

“Protecting student data and personal information is a top priority of the California State University (CSU). As soon as it was learned that student information was exposed by a third-party vendor (hired to provide web-based sexual assault and prevention training), immediate action was taken at the eight impacted campuses to further safeguard student information. All impacted students have been contacted by the vendor. No social security numbers, driver’s license numbers or credit card data was exposed. A toll-free telephone hotline has been established by the vendor to answer student’s questions. Students have been advised to immediately change their CSU password if the same password is used for their CSU log in, banking, social media accounts or other online activities.”