UCSF is committed to protecting the security of our data, networks, and systems used to advance the UCSF Mission. Every person within the UCSF ecosystem plays a critical role in safeguarding our systems from threats to availability, integrity, and confidentiality.

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December is Software Updates Awareness Month!

Networked computing devices should have the latest updates provided by the manufacturer or vendor. For additional details see the link for the minimum security standards

Go to  to learn more about software updates and take a short quiz. EVERYONE WHO PASSES WINS A PRIZE!  

Healthcare institutions are being aggressively targeted by ransomware, and staying up-to-date with software updates is one way to help prevent UCSF from being a victim of ransomware.