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Stay Secure with IT Security Tools

  • Author: Esther Silver

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Did you know that you can use the UCSF’s security software for your personal or non-centrally supported devices? This is the same software that UCSF provides to help keep data, networks, and computer systems safe and secure. Computers, laptops, and other endpoint devices that are supported, IT Field Services are set up with this software automatically.

Since many UCSF folks use personal or non-centrally supported devices, we made the tools available for download .  You must  install them on your  devices to adhere to UCSF Minimum Security Standards.  You can check to see if the tools are installed on your devices by comparing your application icons to those listed at the software download page (MyAccess login required). 

Phish Alarm is another great security tool. With the click of a button, users can report a phishing or malicious message.

report phish button


The “Report Phish” button is available for both PC and Mac Outlook Clients, as well as on Outlook Web Access ( Users can find more information at the Phish Alarm Service Page.  We believe this will make reporting phishing attempts easier and more efficient.

UCSF also provides the Password Management Tool to help everyone properly manage their UCSF Active Directory password. It provides users the ability to:

To learn more, visit the Password Management Tool Enrollment & Login Service Page.

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