National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Staysafeonline.org National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and the goal here at UCOP is to ensure that our employees have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. It's also an excellent opportunity for a reminder of our shared responsibility to protect the UC information that we handle, as well as your own personal information.

UCOP is a proud NCSAM Champion along with several other UCs and hundreds of other organizations nationwide.

October 2017 NCSAM Campaign

QUIZ AND RAFFLE: OCT 31-NOV 8

The quiz is closed. Raffle winers will be notified the week of November 13.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month at UCOP wrapped up with a short online cybersecurity quiz and raffle -- a fun and easy way for everyone at UCOP to participate in this year’s NCSAM. The quiz was open Tues, Oct 31 - Wed, Nov 8. Questions were based on information from UCOP's NCSAM awareness materials (handouts, posters, and videos - see below).

  • Raffle: Everyone with an @ucop.edu email address who completed the quiz by November 8 has been entered in a random drawing for small prizes. There is no minimum score required for the drawing. Winers will be notified the week of November 13.

Link Article
The UCOP Link featured an article on September 26th highlighting October activities at UCOP for National Cyber Security Awareness Month -- all listed on this page.

Table in Franklin Lobby: October 2, 7:45-9:30 AM
There was a cybersecurity information table in the Franklin Building lobby to celebrate the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, complete with a webcam cover giveaway, informational handouts, and breakfast bars. Over 200 people picked up items!

Presentations

  • October 19: IT Operations Council
  • New Employee Orientation: UCOP’s New Employee Orientation includes a brief cybersecurity segment. Schedule
  • Please contact Julie Goldstein to request a talk or presentation for your department or group: julie.goldstein@ucop.edu

Poster Series
A different poster was displayed each week of October around the UCOP buildings in Oakland to provide a variety of cybersecurity information.

Thumbnail images of the 5 UCOP cybersecurity posters: (1)

Video Displays
Cybersecurity messages were interspersed with regular content on the video display near Lobby 1 in the Franklin Building and on the 5th and 6th floors of the Kaiser Building.

PDF of still images

Weekly video shorts (all 1 minute or less): Week 1 - PasswordsWeek 2 - Think before you clickWeek 3 - Device securityWeek 4 - Cybersecurity good habitsWeek 5 - Own your online presence

UC IT Blog
Throughout the month, a series of cybersecurity-related blog posts was published in the UC IT Blog, including Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) spotlights, highlighted videos, helpful habits, and more. A full list and direct links to the articles are available on the UC NCSAM web page.

Cybersecurity Handout
This 2-page handout (pdf) is a good, general-purpose cybersecurity reference for work and home. It includes "Eight Highly Effective Habits for Cybersecurity," information about reporting suspicious incidents, spam and phishing, and lots of other helpful information.


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October 2016 NCSAM Campaign

Link Article
“Protect UC’s data – and your privacy – with cybersecurity tips and tricks”

Brown Bag
A "Cybersecurity Tips and Tricks" Brown Bag talk was held on October 3rd. The slides are available here. Please contact Julie Goldstein or Jon Good with questions or to request a presentation for your department.

Outreach
Information Security staff were at various UCOP events throughout October talking about cybersecurity.

Poster Series
Posters were displayed throughout the month to bring awareness to Phishing, Ransomware, Mobile Device Security, and Online Privacy.
Cybersecurity posters: Protect your phone, Protect yourself from ransomware, Keep your private info private, Don't get duped by a phishing scam.

UC IT Blog
Throughout the month, a series of blog posts highlighting cybersecurity topics were published by various UC IT staff on the UC IT Blog. There were also weekly Spotlight profiles of security professionals from around UC. A full list and direct links to the 2016 articles are available on the UC NCSAM web page archive.


October 2015 NCSAM Campaign

Link Article
“Cybersecurity: Protect yourself and UC”

Friday Breakfast
Information Security staff showed presence at each UCOP locations’ Friday breakfast to distribute flyers with Information Security tips. Attendees had a chance to speak with Information Security Director, Jon Good or Chief Information Security Officer, David Rusting. Franklin attendees were able to enjoy a powerpoint presentation which highlights safe security practices.

Poster Series
Posters were displayed throughout the month to bring awareness to Malware, Phishing and Physical Security.

Poster Series

            

UC IT Blog
Throughout the month, a series of blog posts highlighting cyber security topics were published by various UC IT staff on the UC IT Blog.