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October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month ChampionThe 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.

2018 NCSAM Resources for the UC Community

These resources are the result of the work of a systemwide workgroup representing 12 UC locations. They include a variety of materials 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.

NCSAM toolkits from previous years are available on our NCSAM archive page.

Please also check out our Information Security Awareness pages for resources to use year round.


Quicklinks: | Events | Toolkits | Social Media Posts | Additional Resources |

NCSAM Events:

All events have passed. Please see links below for recordings where available.

  • UC Events:

    • Oct 10, 11:30AM-12:30PM: UC Davis Health NCSAM Event - “Fighting Hackers: Health Care’s Newest Threat” with Jeff Tully, MD. Live Stream recording is available at https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/itsecurity/cybersecurity.html (see “Speaker Events,” right side of page).
    • Oct 16, 11AM-1PM: UCOP NCSAM Forum, in-person only.
      "Cybersecurity and Human Trafficking – What you need Know." Also, security for personal Apple devices, and a raffle. Details. No recording available.
    • Oct 16, 9AM-3PM: UC Riverside Cybersecurity Open House. Highlander Union Building (HUB) room 355. Please stop by. No registration necessary.
    • Oct 22, 3PM: UCSB NCSAM event, available on Zoom Video Conferencing.
      Dr. Giovanni Vigna, PhD - "The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity".
      Dr. Vigna will discuss how Artificial Intelligence is used in security and what are the (little understood) pitfalls of adversarial machine learning.  Recording. About Dr. Vigna: https://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~vigna
    • Oct 25, 10-11AM: UCSF FBI talk, in-person only.
      “Current Trends in Theft of Intellectual Property” by Nikki Betz, FBI Special Agent. No recording available.
    • Oct 30, 11AM-Noon: UCSF NCSAM webinar.
      "When IoT Attacks - Understanding the Safety Risks Associated with Connected Devices". Information and recording: https://it.ucsf.edu/pages/it-security-educational-meetings
  • Public Events:

Toolkits:

| Lock Down Your Login | 8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits | Connect Securely | IS-3 Protection Level Visuals |

Click on the name of a toolkit below for materials.

Editable versions of many of the campaign materials are available to the UC community. Please contact your Systemwide Information Security Awareness Workgroup rep(s) -- link to the 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 for assistance.


Toolkit: Lock Down Your Login

Poster thumbnail: Lock Down Your Login #1. Click for PDF.

Lock Down Your Login #1

Poster thumbnail: Lock Down Your Login #2. Click for PDF.

Lock Down Your Login #2

Poster thumbnail: Password security tips. Click for PDF.

Password Security Tips

Poster thumbnail: Use unique passwords. Click for PDF.

Use Unique Passwords
 

"Lock Down Your Login" materials:

  • Article: Tips for Selecting & Managing Passwords
  • Article: Lock Down Your Login with MFA
  • Posters (4)
  • Video shorts
  • MFA Resources
  • Tweets
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Toolkit: Eight Smart Cybersecurity Habits

Poster thumbnail: 8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits version 1. Click for PDF.

8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits
version 1

Poster thumbnail: 8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits version 1. Click for PDF.

8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits
version 2

"Eight Smart Cybersecurity Habits" materials:

  • Article: Make It a Habit! Eight Habits to Keep You Safe Online
  • Posters (2)
  • Video shorts
  • Tip sheet
  • Postcard
  • Tweets
  • FTC materials
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Toolkit: Connect Securely

Poster thumbnail: Connect securely. Click for PDF.

Be Safe on Wi-Fi

Poster thumbnail: Wi-Fi security tips. Click for PDF.

Wi-Fi Security Tips

"Connect Securely" materials:

  • Posters/Infographics (2)
  • Video short
  • FAQ
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Toolkit: Visuals to promote awareness of the new IS-3 Protection Levels

(All four thumbnails link to a single, 4-page PDF)

Image thumbnail: Visuals to help promote awareness of IS-3 protection levels, page 1 of 4.

IS-3 Protection Level Visuals - emojis and batteries

Image thumbnail: Visuals to help promote awareness of IS-3 protection levels, page 2 of 4.

IS-3 Protection Level Visuals: gauges

Image thumbnail: Visuals to help promote awareness of IS-3 protection levels, page 3 of 4.

IS-3 Protection Level Visuals: thermometer

Image thumbnail: Visuals to help promote awareness of IS-3 protection levels, page 4 of 4.

IS-3 Protection Level Visuals: hazard flags

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Social Media Posts

Click on image to view full-sized, downloadable graphic

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Protecting the Internet is our shared responsibility

Protecting the Internet is our shared responsibility, v2

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Additional NCSAM Resources:

 

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