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Information Security Awareness

Technology alone can't always protect our computers and information. Being aware of information security issues and following best practices are excellent ways to protect yourself, your family and the UC community.

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Phishing Awareness

March 2019

The Systemwide Information Security Awareness Workgroup put together a wide variety of materials which includes "Grab and Go" highlighted materials and resources for Phishing Awareness that are available to all UC campuses. We hope these resources save everyone time and effort by providing a range of customizable options. Please visit the Phishing Awareness Campaign page to view the toolkit.


Data Privacy Day/Data Privacy Month

January/February 2019

The Systemwide Information Security Awareness Workgroup put together a wide variety of events, materials and resources for Data Privacy Day/Data Privacy Month that are available to all UC campuses. We hope these resources save everyone time and effort by providing a range of customizable options. Click here to view the entire toolkit


 

Cybersecurity: Make It a Habit!

Good habits are the foundation of cybersecurity just like they are for safety and security in the physical world -- like locking your front door or wearing your seat belt in the car.

Here are eight important cybersecurity habits to incorporate into your online life. Try to make these habits automatic. They will help protect your information, your family and your work. They'll also reduce your risk of getting scammed!

  1. Always think twice before clicking on links or opening attachments.
  2. Verify requests for private information (yours or anyone’s), even if the request seems to come from someone you know.
  3. Protect your passwords.
  4. Protect your stuff! Lock it up or take it with you before you leave.
  5. Keep a clean machine! Keep your devices, apps, browsers, and anti-virus/anti-malware software patched and up to date.
  6. Back up critical files.
  7. Delete sensitive information when you are done with it.
  8. If it’s suspicious, report it!

[More... See the "Make it a Habit!" page]


Ransomware

There has been a lot in the news about ransomware lately. Recent ransomware attacks have caused high-profile business shut downs, including the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s ticketing system, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, and the University of Calgary, just to name a few.

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting users of all types—from the home user to the corporate network. This article provides some background on what Ransomware is and how to protect yourself.

[More... See the full ransomware article]


SANS OUCH Monthly Security Awareness Newsletters

"Each issue focuses on and explains a specific topic and actionable steps people can take to protect themselves, their family and their organization."


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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