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NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH ARCHIVE

The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October – is to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

Thank you for your interest in UC's National Cyber Security Awareness Month resources!

PLEASE VISIT OUR MAIN NCSAM PAGE FOR THIS YEAR'S MATERIALS.

Toolkits from prior years are available below.

2017 NCSAM Toolkit
2016 NCSAM Toolkit


2017 NCSAM Toolkit for the UC Community

This toolkit is the result of the work of a systemwide workgroup representing 12 UC locations. It includes a variety of resources for National Cyber Security Awareness Month which are available to all UC campuses. The goal of this cross-campus collaboration, and this toolkit, is to save campuses time and effort by providing a range of options from which to pick and choose for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Not everything will meet everyone’s needs, but the workgroup hopes that most campuses will find at least some resources useful.

All of the following resources are available to the entire University of California community.

| Events | Posters and Videos | Blog Articles | Guides for Students | Tip of the Day | Fact Sheets | Ideas for Outreach | External Resources |


2017 Events:

Past event:

Thurs, 10/5, 9:30-10:30 AM - UCSB Zoom event - open to all UC locations:

UCSB IT Forum including brief remarks from:

  • CIO Matt Hall
  • CISO Sam Horowitz
  • Chad Spensky, Allthenticate (allthenticate.net)
    • Chad is currently a Ph.D. student in the security lab (SecLab) at UCSB. Formerly, he was a member of the technical research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. His talk will address taking a research project and moving towards operational product.
  • Kevin Schmidt - Palo Alto UTM deployment progress and plans
  • Doug Drury - NSF CC grant opportunity

Connect via Zoom
Past event - connection information removed.


2017 Posters and Videos

New and featured posters and videos for 2017 are below. Please see our poster page and video page for all posters and videos.

Click on poster image for printable PDF.

Editable versions of all posters are available to the UC community. Please contact your Systemwide Information Security Awareness Workgroup rep(s), listed to the upper left. If your location isn't listed, please email BOTH Julie Goldstein AND Kamika Hughes at julie.goldstein@ucop.edu and kamika.hughes@ucop.edu.

Poster: Think Before You Click. Avoid phishing scams. Always think twice before clicking on links or opening attachments. Protect your passwords. Learn more at security.ucop.edu

Think before you click

Related video shorts:

Poster: Keep what's private private.

Keep what's private private

Related video shorts:

Poster: Use a password manager.

Use a password manager

Related video shorts:

Poster: Patches aren't just for pirates. Keep your operating system and apps patched and up-to-date.

Patches aren't just for pirates

Related video shorts:

Poster: You've been hacked! Now what? Change all passwords. Update your antivirus, software and apps. Update your browser and plugins. Notify credit agencies if your personal info was affected. Be prepared with backups.

You've been hacked!
Now what?

Related video shorts:

Penguin and Shark Poster Series

Penguin and Shark Poster Series - available to UC community only
(click image for larger view)

Related video shorts:

Terms and Conditions May Apply

A documentary about the privacy implications of click-through agreements.

UC locations interested in holding a screening of the documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply can email Julie Goldstein, julie.goldstein@ucop.edu, to arrange to check out a licensed screening copy of the DVD. Please provide ample advance notice for all requests!

(Also available on Netflix and Amazon Prime for individual viewing.)

Blurb from IMDB: "Terms And Conditions May Apply examines the cost of so-called 'free' services and the continuing disappearance of online privacy. People may think they know what they give up when they click 'I Agree' on companies like Facebook and Google. They're wrong."


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UC IT Blog

2017 UC IT Blog Articles and Spotlights

Articles will be available below as they're published throughout October

Previous years' NCSAM Blog articles

More cybersecurity articles

Go to cio.ucop.edu to visit or subscribe to the UC IT Blog.

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Cybersecurity guides for students

Information Security Awareness 101

This short, 10-slide powerpoint presentation is designed to be shown to students and discussed. It was developed by a UCOP student intern and covers some key, student-focused cybersecurity information and tips.

Downloadable PDF

Powerpoint slideshow

Editable version is available to the UC community. Please contact your Systemwide Information Security Awareness Workgroup rep(s), listed to the upper left. If your location isn't listed, please email BOTH Julie Goldstein AND Kamika Hughes at julie.goldstein@ucop.edu and kamika.hughes@ucop.edu.

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Secure Your Stuff!! Ideas for students from UC Davis

Screenshot from UCD computer security guide for students. Text:

"Securing your computer is very much like taking care of your bike. Follow our step-by-step guide to ensure that your computer is as safe and secure as your bike in UC Davis!"

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SANS Security Awareness Tip of the Day

Each day SANS posts a new tip that focuses on and explains a specific topic and actionable steps people can take to protect themselves, their family and their organization. In addition, each tip is linked to an OUCH! newsletter so you can learn more about the topic, in over 20 languages.

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Fact Sheets and Tips



Information security tips and fact sheets:

  • Protect Your Computer
  • Mobile Devices
  • Social Media
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Ransomware
  • General Cybersecurity
  • Protect Your Home Network
  • Identity Theft Resources

12 cybersecurity tips from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland

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NCSAM Outreach - 2017

Since different groups on campus use different communication channels, the Security Awareness Workgroup has compiled a variety of ideas for getting the NCSAM word out. See if any might work at your location. Remember: It's OK to start small and build. And look for opportunities to leverage communication channels, outreach and events that are already happening across campus.

Quicklinks for Outreach section:
| Web pages | Social media | Work with other departments or groups | Ideas for posters | Tabletents | Screensavers/Startup screens | Email | Newsletters/Newspapers | Event calendars |

Web pages:

  • Put awareness materials on a central, one-stop-shop webpage for easy reference and linking.
  • Banner on campus, ITS and/or Security websites. See if other departments will post your banners on their websites, too.
  • Messages or banner on the Academic Information System login/portal page. Also the Learning Management System.

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Social media:

  • Might be best for communicating with students. 
  • Work with departments on campus that already have social media pages or feeds. Send them ready-to-use messages; send them your posts and tweets to re-tweet or link to. 
  • Campus Communications' feeds (provide content to them).
  • Tom Andriola's (UC CIO) twitter feed -- targets the systemwide IT community (you can also suggest content).

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Work with departments or groups that already work with your target audience. They may have ways to connect that aren't available to you directly. Some specific ideas:

  • For students: ResNet, RAs, Housing, Student Affairs, Student orientations, Student organizations, Departments/Boards of Study, Connect with professors of large lecture courses, Set up meetings with ResLife staff and/or students.
  • For faculty and staff: Department heads, Deans, Work with your location's equivalent of Division/Department IT Liaisons/contacts/Champions/Partners. Email from the CISO or CIO.
  • For researchers: Research and Grants department. Is there a support group for researchers? If so, try to connect with that group.
  • For graduate/professional students: Target departmental and grad student social media feeds.
  • For clinicians: Posters in elevators geared toward people who work in the facility. Poster "tilt-ups" at cafe checkouts; tabletents on cafe tables.
  • Present NCSAM info at existing meetings. Try to get 10 minutes on the agenda of a standing meeting to discuss some of this year's key NCSAM messages. Or work with departments/groups to set up a special meeting for a security awareness presentation or discussion.
  • Work with your location's Communications or Marketing groups/Marketing Council. They often have existing ways to communicate with campus and "ins" into more targeted communication channels.

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Ideas for posters:

  • Put NCSAM posters on the inside of bathroom stall doors in dorms, administrative and classroom buildings, and clinician areas.
  • Put posters in elevators.
  • Send posters to departments (through Mail Services if available) to post on administrative bulletin boards. Send a different poster each week of October!
  • Campus shuttle buses and kiosks; also local public buses that students use.
  • Give to RAs to put up in dorms.
  • Library study rooms and study cubes (partner with the Library to post, if possible).
  • Video bulletin boards and other digital signage (for posters and videos).
  • Give posters to IT support techs to post when they’re visiting clients.
  • Post banners around campus. Work with campus Events department to tap into existing signage options.

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Tabletents on dining hall, Faculty Club, and cafe/cafeteria tables: For locations that use these, this is a great way to get small versions of the posters or other flyers in front of students and faculty.

Screensaver/startup screen/splash screen for Library and lab computers: simple message, plus a link to a website

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Email:

  • Send a brief email blast to campus from the CISO or CIO announcing NCSAM, stating its purpose, and what to look for for the campus campaign this year. 
  • Email to department heads to pass along. 
  • Long term: Develop an outreach mailing list. Build it over time from supporters and others who have shown interest in info and materials, or in helping to spread the word.

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Newsletters/Newspapers:

  • Campus News & Events
  • Put an ad or NCSAM blurb or quick-tip in the student online newspaper.
  • Find out who else is sending newsletters to their constituencies and see if they will include your messages.
  • UC IT Blog (systemwide blog for the broader UC IT community).

Events calendars: campus events calendar; student life events; student organization events

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External NCSAM Resources

| Educause | SANS |

Educause logo

NCSAM Resources from EDUCAUSE - 2017

Join EDUCAUSE and NCSA as we celebrate the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Here are a few simple ways your institution can show support and help the higher ed community make NCSAM 2017 the most successful yet.

  1. Become a NCSAM Champion. It’s free and easy to sign up online! Join your peers and be recognized on NCSA’s website.
  2. Use the hashtag #CyberAware on social media.
  3. Download free promo materials from NCSA, including logos, sample social media posts, memes, infographics, and more.
  4. Learn how to get more involved and make a difference this October and year round.
  5. Discover the 2017 weekly themes.
  6. Use our 8-question NCSAM Planning Guide worksheet (available in the NCSAM Resource Kit) to start planning your events or activities.
  7. Find free resources in our Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Library.
  8. Search for potential guest speakers in our Speakers Bureau.
  9. Announce the 14th anniversary of NCSAM in a campus newsletter, blog, or student paper. Consider using sample text from our Security Awareness Campaign materials for that month — October 2017: Information Security Is Our Responsibility.
  10. Save the date for a free EDUCAUSE Live! webinar on October 26, 2017 (1-2 pm ET).

Please share any plans you have with this discussion list. We are also happy to provide assistance if you need to find resources – just send a note to security-council@educause.edu.

We look forward to celebrating with you this October!
Valerie

Valerie Vogel Senior Manager, Cybersecurity Program

EDUCAUSE
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good
direct: 202.331.5374 | main: 202.872.4200 | twitter: @HEISCouncil | educause.edu

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SANS 2017 NCSAM Planning Toolkit

Picture of a toolboxSANS offers a National Cyber Security Awareness Month planning toolkit with free resources mapped to each weekly theme of the national NCSAM campaign.

From the website: This kit includes "a planning matrix on what to do and when, communications templates, and resources such as newsletters, posters, tips and other materials. This kit is designed to work on its own or supplement anything you may already have planned. Simply pick and chose whatever resources or events you want to use."

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2016 NCSAM Toolkit for the UC Community

| Posters | Webinars and Talks | Videos | Blog Articles | Guides for Students | Fact Sheets and Tips | Ideas for Outreach | Educause Resources |

This toolkit is the result of the work of a small systemwide team from UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara and UCOP. It includes a variety of events and resources for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM - October) which are available to all UC campuses. The goal of this cross-campus collaboration, and this toolkit, is to save campuses time and effort by providing a range of options from which to pick and choose for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Not everything will meet everyone’s needs, but the team hopes that most campuses will find at least some resources useful.

All of the following resources and events are available to the entire University of California community.


2016 Posters

Click on image for printable PDF.
For editable versions of any of the posters, please contact Julie Goldstein at julie.goldstein@ucop.edu (available to the UC community).

Poster: Know the red flags for phishing. Never click on unknown links or attachments. Never reveal your password. Beware of email asking for login or other private information.

Recognize the Red Flags
for Phishing

Poster: Don't get duped by a phishing scam. Protect yourself: Never click on unknown links or attachments. Never reveal your password. Beware of email asking for login or other private information.

Don't Get Duped
by Phishing Scams

Poster: Once you share it online, you can't take it back. Keep your private info private. Check your privacy settings regularly. Never share your password.

Protect Your Privacy
(prints best in high res)

Poster: Use Strong Passwords! Make them LONG and STRONG. Never share your passwords. Different service = different password. Use 2-step authentication where available.

Use Strong Passwords
 

Poster: Protect Your Phone! Don't store anything too sensitive to be stolen. Back it up. Use complex passwords and auto screen locking. Don't leave it lying around. Don't jailbreak or hack it.

Protect Your Phone #1
 

Poster: Protect Your Phone! Don't store anything too sensitive to be stolen. Back it up. Use complex passwords and auto screen locking. Don't leave it lying around. Don't jailbreak or hack it.

Protect Your Phone #2
 

Poster: Protect Yourself from Ransomware! DON'T click on unknown links or files. DON'T click on links in popups. DO back up all important files. DO report threatening or suspicious email and texts; DON'T respond to them.

Protect Yourself from Ransomware #1
 

Poster: Protect Yourself from Ransomware! DON'T click on unknown links or files. DON'T click on links in popups. DO back up all important files. DO report threatening or suspicious email and texts; DON'T respond to them.

Protect Yourself from Ransomware #2
 


PDF versions of the posters without the words, "National Cyber Security Awareness Month" for more general use:

| Recognize the Red Flags | Don't Get Duped | Protect Your Privacy | Use Strong Passwords | Protect Your Phone #1 | Protect Your Phone #2 | Ransomware #1 | Ransomware #2 |

For editable versions of any of the posters, please contact Julie Goldstein at julie.goldstein@ucop.edu


2016 Webinars and Talks

The following talks and webinars are open to the UC community. Webinar attendance is limited. Webinars have been recorded and linked below for future viewing.

Summary schedule.  More detailed information is available here, or click on the speaker links below.

Date Speaker Title Length Connection Information
10/3/16, slides now available Stu Sjouwerman, CEO and Founder, KnowBe4, Inc. Surviving Social Engineering and Ransomware Attacks 1 hr Slides available on UCSF's IT Security Webinars page - see entry for 10/3/16
10/5/16, now available on demand Robert Smith, UC Systemwide IT Policy Director There’s Nothing On That System and Other Tales of Doom! 1 hr

Webinar recording

Slides with clickable links (pdf)

10/11/16, now available on demand Lance Spitzner and Dr. Johannes Ullrich, SANS Technology Institute (links to Educause's website) EDUCAUSE Live! Cyber Security Month webinar: "Top Attack Techniques, Top Human Risks, and How to Create a Cyberaware Culture" 1 hr Recording available on Educause's website. Click on "Access HTML" below the abstract for the full webinar recording.
10/13/16, now available on demand Dr. David Klonoff, UCSF Cybersecurity for Connected Medical Devices 1 hr Webinar recording and slides available on UCSF's IT Security Webinars page - see entry for 10/13/16
10/19/16, now available on demand Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, FDA Medical Device Cybersecurity: FDA Perspective 1 hr Webinar recording and slides available on UCSF's IT Security Webinars page - see entry for 10/19/16
On Demand Jon Good, UCOP Information Security Director Security in the Cloud - Finding Balance 16 min Webinar recording
On Demand Roslyn Martorano, UC Systemwide Privacy Manager Intersections between Privacy & Security: 2-3 short webinars. approx
3 min each

1) Privacy & Security: Why We Need Both (webinar recording)

1a) Slides with clickable links (pdf)

2) Contracts: Your Best Defense (webinar recording)

2a) Slides with clickable links (pdf)

SOLD OUT EVENTS - included to provide examples of successful events as ideas for campuses
SOLD OUT Special Agent Kevin Phelan, Palo Alto FBI Current Trends in Theft of Intellectual Property 1 hr SOLD OUT
This event is in-person-only at UCSF and filled quickly! (free ticket required to attend)

2016 Information Security Video Shorts

Title Campus Link
Sir Hack-Me-Not (20 sec) Davis Youtube link
InfoSec in Seconds: Mobile Security (32 sec) UCOP Youtube link
InfoSec in Seconds: Simple Security Tips (38 sec) UCOP Youtube link
InfoSec in Seconds: Simple Security Tips 2 (32 sec) UCOP Youtube link
UCSB Cybersecurity Awareness Whiteboard Videos: Multiple videos on a wide variety of cybersecurity topics, approx 1-1½ minutes each. Santa Barbara Youtube link
Betty White on Multifactor Authentication - from World Password Day (1 min 32 sec) External Youtube link


UC IT Blog

2016 UC IT Blog NCSAM Articles and Spotlights

Go to cio.ucop.edu or click on the above image to visit or subscribe to the UC IT Blog.

2016 NCSAM Blog Topics:

2016 Spotlight Profiles:


Cybersecurity presentation for students

This short, 10-slide powerpoint presentation is designed to be shown to students and discussed. It was developed by a UCOP student intern and covers some key, student-focused cybersecurity information and tips.

Downloadable PDF
Powerpoint slideshow

For an editable version, please contact Julie Goldstein at julie.goldstein@ucop.edu (available to the UC community).


Fact Sheets and Tips


NCSAM Outreach - 2016

Since different groups on campus use different communication channels, the UC NCSAM Project Team has compiled a variety of ways campuses might be able to get the NCSAM word out:

  • Social media - might be best for communicating with students. Work with departments on campus that already have social media pages or feeds to tap into existing communication channels.
  • Email and/or departmental communications for faculty and staff.
  • Work with the Housing Office to find out how they get messages to students and use that method. Or see if the Housing Office can send some NCSAM-related messages to students or post posters in student areas.
  • Put NCSAM posters on the inside of bathroom stall doors in dorms, administrative and classroom buildings.
  • Tabletents on dining hall tables: For campuses that use these, this is a great way to get small versions of the posters or other flyers in front of students.
  • Send NCSAM posters to departments (through Mail Services if available) to post on administrative bulletin boards. Send a different poster each week of October!
  • Posters inside campus shuttle buses.
  • Banner on the Academic Information System login page. Also the Learning Management System.
  • Give flyers to IT support techs to post when they’re visiting clients.
  • Send a brief email blast to campus announcing NCSAM, stating its purpose, and what to look for for the campus campaign this year.
  • If your campus has a video bulletin board, see if it is possible to upload digital versions of the posters to intersperse among the other images. Or see if you can upload any of the video snippets. most of them don't require sound.
  • Include NCSAM info in existing newsletters.
  • Put an ad or NCSAM blurb or quick-tip in the student online newspaper.
  • Present NCSAM info at existing meetings. Try to get 10 minutes on the agenda of a standing meeting to discuss some of this year's key NCSAM messages.
  • Post banners around campus. Work with campus Events department to tap into existing signage options.
  • Put NCSAM events on the campus events calendar.

2016 NCSAM Resources from EDUCAUSE

7/25/16

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is just a couple of months away. Now is the perfect time to start planning events and activities for your campus. Join EDUCAUSE and NCSA as we celebrate the 13th annual #CyberAware month this October.

Here are a few ways you can show your support and help us make NCSAM 2016 the most successful yet!

Please let us know how you plan to participate or contact us if you need assistance (security-council@educause.edu). We look forward to celebrating with you this October!

Thank you,
Valerie

Valerie Vogel Program Manager, Cybersecurity

EDUCAUSE
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good
direct: 202.331.5374 | main: 202.872.4200 | twitter: @HEISCouncil | educause.edu


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