IT Security provides security awareness training and education services to UCSF faculty, staff and students.
The goals of these services include educating the UCSF community on:
- The risks associated with using, transmitting and storing electronic information
- How to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data
- The roles and responsibilities of each community member in protecting UCSF's data and systems
Security Awareness Campaign
IT Security has rolled out a security awareness program to promote safer information security practices at UCSF. This campaign includes an interactive campaign site. Each monthly theme includes posters that can be printed in various sizes. To take a look and request a template, please go to the Poster Page.
Visit the IT Security Awareness Campaign site now and take the IT Security Challenge.
All UC employees, faculty, staff and students must take the UC Systemwide Cyber Security Awareness Course on the UCSF Learning Management System (LMS) upon hire and annually. You can get to the LMS directly from your MyAccess page, and then to the course by searching for Cyber Security from within the LMS.
There are also many advanced cyber security courses to take and prepare you for advanced certifications. For information on advanced cyber security courses available on the LMS, please go to the Advanced IT Security Training Offerings Page.
There are courses for employees who work with credit cards on campus or within the medical center. To find them, search for Payment Card Industry or PCI.
The UCSF Secure Enterprise Cloud Community has developed a set of free required and recommended courses to take to ensure proper use and setup of the cloud. To view the course, go to the Cloud Community Training Page.
Periodically, we also provide live training to users with elevated privileges such as system developers, system administrators and executives. To find out about the current offerings, contact the IT Security Training and Awarness Program Manager, Esther Silver, at 415-476-7273.
Student and department orientation presentations
UCSF IT and the Technical Commons can come to your department to present an overview of UCSF's IT Security Requirements and Resources. To request a presentation, contact the IT Security Training and Awarness Program Manager, Esther Silver, at 415-476-7273.
To view a presentation we did in the past, go to The SON Student Orientation Video.
IT Security ad-hoc educational meetings and webinars
From time to time, UCSF IT Security hosts authoritative speakers on relevant topics as well as other educational events. To view material from past meetings or see what's coming up, go to our IT Security Educational Meetings Page.
IT Security tip sheets
Tip sheets include critical information about security topics in one easy-to-read document. UCOP has created an Information Security Tips and Fact Sheets page that lists many great tip sheets from authoritative sources in the following categories:
| Protect Your Computer | Mobile Devices | Social Media | Two-Factor Authentication | Ransomware | General Cybersecurity | Protect Your Home Network | Identity Theft Resources |
In addition, from time to time, UCSF IT Security creates tip cards that also include pertinent information related to specific actions that need to be taken at UCSF in addition to the critical information about the topic. For example:
Avoid Being Phished
IT Security and Privacy Awareness Champion Program
This program is designed to strengthen UCSF’s culture of cybersecurity by engaging and empowering individuals throughout the organization to help ensure safe computing. For more information, go to the IT Security and Privacy Awareness Champion Program Overview and Resources page.
For more information, contact the IT Security Training and Awareness Program Manager, Esther Silver, at 415-476-7273.