Administration & Finance


Information Technology Services

Contact Information: 

Nish Malik / Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services / (415) 405-4105 /

Effective Date: 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012



The Network Practice Directive defines the campus requirements to protect SF State University’s network infrastructure from unauthorized use, eavesdropping, and targeted attacks that could result in loss of information, damage critical applications, or impact University operations.


Purpose & Scope

All users (faculty, staff and students) using the university network must follow University-defined processes and use University-managed network devices and wireless access points. All changes to the campus network services are made by Information Technology Services (ITS).

  • SF State network users must comply with the CSU Responsible Use Policy 
  • Devices on the SF State network must comply with endpoint/mobile device standards
  • The SF State network may require users to have a current affiliation and authenticate
  • The SF State network may require the installation of network access control software
  • Authenticated secure remote access is available to faculty and staff  
  • All wired and wireless, remote access, and network security services are centrally managed by ITS
  • Network equipment that is not centrally managed by ITS will be disabled to be compliant with CSU CNI standards


Responsibility for implementing this Practice Directive will rest with ITS and departments across campus. Submit any apparent violation of Network Practice Directive to the appropriate administrative authority (vice president, dean, director, department, or program chair) or to


Noncompliance with applicable policies and/or practices may result in suspension of network access privileges. In addition, disciplinary action may be applicable under other University policies, guidelines, implementing procedures, or collective bargaining agreements.