UC Celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

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Thirteen years ago, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance created National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to promote resources to help everyone to stay safe and secure online. This year, the UC campuses have banded together for a blowout NCSAM celebration!

The systemwide celebration includes an assortment of events (see below), where you can learn more about industry trends, how to improve your security posture and how to enforce security in a complex environment. There is also a variety of resources and promotional material to view and download, available to all UC faculty, staff and students at the Systemwide IT Security NCSAM Webpage.


UCSF National Cyber Security Awareness Month Outreach Events

UCSF IT and the Privacy Office will be setting up tables at the following locations to promote the various UCSF resources that that help our community stay safe and secure online. We will be giving out gifts, while supplies last.

Date & Time


10/5/16 Wed 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital – Carr Auditorium

10/11/16 Tue 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Benioff Children’s Hospital Of Oakland - Cafeteria

10/12/16 Wed 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Mount Zion – 2340 Sutter, Cancer Research Building, 1st floor by main elevator

10/20/16 Thur 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Laurel Heights – Sub-Level 1 Hall and Lobby

10/25/16 Tue 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Parnassus – Medical Sciences Building - Lobby

10/26/16 Wed 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Mission Bay – Genentech Hall – 1st Floor Atrium


Systemwide National Cyber Security Awareness Month Talks and Webinars:

A number of cyber security-related talks and webinars are available to the UC community for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Summary information is below. Detailed information, including connection or location information is available at the Systemwide IT Security NCSAM Webpage.

Date & Time




09/27/16 Tue

12-1 PM

Kevin Phelan, Special Agent FBI

Current Trends in Theft of Intellectual Property


10/3/16 Mon

10-11 AM

Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of

Surviving Social Engineering and Ransomware Attacks

1 hr

10/5/15, Wed
10-11 AM

Robert Smith, UC Systemwide IT Policy Director

There’s Nothing On That System and Other Tales of Doom! (Link coming soon)

1 hr

10/13/16, Thu
2-3 PM

Dr. David Klonoff, UCSF

Cybersecurity for Connected Medical Devices by Dr. David Klonoff

1 hr

10/19/16, Wed
10-11 AM

Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, FDA

New FDA Guidelines for Medical Device Security

1 hr

On Demand

Jon Good, UCOP Information Security Director

Security in the Cloud - Finding
the Balance (Link coming soon)

10 min

On Demand

Roslyn Martorano, UC Systemwide Privacy Manager

Intersections between Privacy & Security (Link coming soon)

3 min each

For additional information on UCSF resources, please go to:

UCSF Privacy Office


UCSF IT Security

For other resources and to become a NCSAM Champion, please got to:

Stop. Think. Connect. Campaign