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UCSF Security Awareness and Training

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

IT Security promotes security awareness through targeted campaigns, consultations, and trainings. IT Security has rolled out a security awareness program to promote safer information security practices at UCSF. This campaign includes an interactive campaign site, as well as posters and flyers that can be displayed around campus.

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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 by clicking here, and then to the course by searching for "Cyber Security". 

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

Lastly, 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".

This campaign and training provides members of the campus community with tips and techniques to:

  • Protect both UCSF's and your personal information
  • Safeguard mobile computing devices
  • Securely store confidential information
  • Embrace best practices in information security


Each monthly theme includes posters that can be printed in various size.  To take a look and request a template, please go to the Poster Page.

IT Security Webinars

From time to time, UCSF IT Security hosts webinars on relevant topics by authoritative speakers.  To view the webinars and/or the related PowerPoint Presentations, please go to our Other Outreach Page.

IT Security Tip Sheets

Tip sheets include critical information about security topics in one easy to read document.  UCOP has created a Information Security Tips and Fact Sheets page that lists many great tip sheets from authortative 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:

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IT Security and Privacy Awareness Champion Program

The program is designed to strengthen UCSF’s culture of cyber-security by engaging and empowering individuals throughout the organization to help ensure safe computing.  For more information, please 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 415-476-7273