Information Technology Services
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
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.
Please check back here in late September for information about this year's NCSAM campaign at UCOP. Past campaigns are archived below.
QUIZ AND RAFFLE: OCT 31-NOV 8
The quiz is closed. Raffle winners were notified the week of November 13. Thank you to everyone who participated!
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 was entered in a random drawing for small prizes. There was no minimum score required for the drawing. Winners were notified the week of November 13.
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!
- 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: email@example.com
A different poster was displayed each week of October around the UCOP buildings in Oakland to provide a variety of cybersecurity information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information Security staff were at various UCOP events throughout October talking about cybersecurity.
Posters were displayed throughout the month to bring awareness to Phishing, Ransomware, Mobile Device Security, and Online Privacy.
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.
“Cybersecurity: Protect yourself and UC”
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.
Posters were displayed throughout the month to bring awareness to Malware, Phishing and Physical Security.
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.