Enhanced Cybersecurity Campaign

The security team is rolling out a comprehensive set of initiatives that will significantly improve the cybersecurity of UCSF’s data, networks, and computer systems. These actions are in direct response to increasing global threats to UCSF systems, including a dramatic rise in phishing attacks. We are taking these steps to protect our data and IT systems and to prevent a data breach. Our dedicated IT teams will be implementing these important changes, many of which will be transparent to our UCSF community. Please continue to check this page for updates or read our Security 2.0 FAQ.

What’s next?

Fall 2018
Password Campaign: Required password changes for UCSF network (Active Directory/email) logins begin and continue throughout 2018. Learn about the password change project and new password management tools.

Duo two-factor authentication for Connect Portal (​ Starting 10/2: All access to Connect Portal, on or off the UCSF network, will require Duo.

Network Access Control (NAC) (accessible from the UCSF network)

Server and Workstation Security Controls

Other Projects
Centralized Logging and Monitoring

New IT Security Awarness Campaigns EVERYONE WINS A PRIZE!

What we’ve accomplished

Summer 2018: Phishing Campaign, Phase 4 

December 2017: Duo two-factor authentication for Pulse VPN and Outlook Web Access.  For more information:

Duo Two-factor Authentication      Duo Two-factor Authentication FAQs

Report a Security Incident