National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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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 many other UCs and hundreds of other organizations nationwide.

Campaigns for past years are availbale in archives section.

UCOP NCSAM activities for October 2019

Table in Franklin Lobby: Tue, Oct 8, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
We’ll have a cybersecurity information table in the Franklin Lobby, complete with informational handouts and breakfast bars.

Featured event: National Cyber Security Awareness Month Forum

Wednesday, October 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CSU Oakland Center, 1000 Broadway
Grand Lake Suite

Augmenting Selves -- Challenges of Creating Lives and Futures in a Trained and Tracked Digital World
Gigi Johnson, PhD
Dr. Johnson, who runs UCLA Herb Alpert School's Center for Music Innovation and two thinktanks on digital life and work, will talk about the many challenges of our hyper-curated, playlisted world of 2019 and beyond. She will discuss the darker underside of how we are being influenced and trained to make major life decisions through our use of everyday technology.

Lunch and giveaways.
RSVP here to attend.

 

Link Article
The UCOP Link featured an article highlighting October activities at UCOP for National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

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

Connect with confidence poster Keep tabs on your apps poster Protect it poster Shake up your passphrase poster

Video Display
Rotating cybersecurity messages were shown on the video display near Lobby 1 in the Franklin Building throughout October.

Presentations

  • October 17: IT Operations Council
  • October 1: IT Orientation
  • Please contact UCOP’s Information Security team to request a talk or presentation for your department or group: infosec@ucop.edu.

Cybersecurity Handout: "Cybersecurity: Make It a Habit!"
This 2-page handout (pdf) outlines eight key cybersecurity habits that will help protect your information, your family and your work. They'll also reduce your risk of getting scammed! This is a good, general-purpose cybersecurity reference for work and home.

 


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UCOP NCSAM activities for October 2018

QUIZ AND DRAWING: OCT 30-NOV 9
THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. THE QUIZ IS CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! WINNERS WERE NOTIFIED THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month at UCOP wraps up with a short online cybersecurity quiz and drawing. This is a fun and easy way for everyone at UCOP to participate in this year’s NCSAM. Questions are based on information from UCOP's NCSAM awareness materials (handouts, posters, videos, and Forum - see below). The quiz opens Tues, Oct 30 and closes on Fri, Nov 9.

  • Quiz: The quiz is available at this SurveyGizmo link. The quiz is open 10/30-11/9.
  • Drawing: Everyone who completes the quiz by November 9 and provides their @ucop.edu email address will be entered in a random drawing for small prizes. No minimum score is required for the drawing. Winners will be notified the week of November 12.

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Featured Event: UCOP NCSAM Forum, October 16, 2018, 11AM-1PM, Franklin Lobby 1
THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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

Table in Franklin Lobby: Mon, Oct 1, 7:45-9:30 AM
There was a cyber security information table in the Franklin lobby to celebrate the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, complete with small giveaway items, informational handouts and breakfast bars. Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

Poster Series
A different poster was displayed each week in October around the UCOP buildings in Oakland to provide a variety of cybersecurity information. (click on thumbnail for larger image)

Poster thumbnail: 8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits v1. Click for larger image.

Poster thumbnail: Be Safe on Wi-Fi. Click for larger image.

Poster thumbnail: Use Unique Passwords. Click for larger image.

Poster thumbnail: 8 Smart Cybersecurity Habits v2. Click for larger image.

Video Display
Rotating cybersecurity messages were shown on the video display near Lobby 1 in the Franklin Building throughout October.

Presentations

  • September 20: IT Operations Council
  • October 2: IT Orientation
  • October 9: New Employee Orientation: UCOP’s New Employee Orientation includes a brief cybersecurity segment. NEO schedule
  • October 16: IT Orientation
  • Please contact Julie Goldstein to request a talk or presentation for your department or group: julie.goldstein@ucop.edu

Cybersecurity Handout: "Cybersecurity: Make It a Habit!"
This 2-page handout (pdf) outlines eight key cybersecurity habits that will help protect your information, your family and your work. They'll also reduce your risk of getting scammed! This is a good, general-purpose cybersecurity reference for work and home.

October 2017 NCSAM Campaign

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.

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.


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.