IT Security Update – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Attackers are constantly improving their tools and methods, and the frequency of attacks continues to increase. UCSF continues to introduce and improve controls to help protect UCSF's data and reputation, but keeping us safe requires more than just technology.

We rely on everyone’s cooperation to stay ahead of the game: Avoid ransomware. Watch out for phishing emails. If you’re not using a UCSF IT-managed computer you are required to install the UCSF Security Suite to encrypt your computer and to ensure you get all the latest security patches. Security threats change every day so diligence and awareness are key.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). You can find information on the presentations and special events UCSF has planned here: NCSAM Celebration

This year, for the second year in a row, the UC campuses have also banded together to create a systemwide webpage! The Systemwide IT Security NCSAM Webpage is loaded with a variety of resources and promotional material to view and download, available to all UC faculty, staff and students at:

2017 UC National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Celebration