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Learn to protect yourself and UC during National Cyber Security Awareness Month at UCOP

You’ve read the headlines. Organizations big and small, including even large retailers and mega companies, are not immune to data breaches and hackers’ increasingly sophisticated schemes.

But you can protect yourself — and the university — from becoming victims by staying vigilant.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and a good opportunity to remind ourselves that the information and systems we use to carry out UC’s mission of teaching, research and public service must be safeguarded. Technological protections alone are not always enough. Keeping that information secure is a shared responsibility, and everyone at UC has an obligation to protect it.

NCSAM activities @ UCOP

There will be a number of activities at UCOP in October to raise awareness, help you stay safe online, and increase resilience in the event we experience a cyber attack:

  • On Monday, Oct. 2, from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m., we’ll have a cyber security information table in the Franklin lobby, complete with small giveaway items, informational handouts and breakfast bars.
  • A different cyber security poster will be on display every week in UCOP buildings in Oakland.
  • Cyber security messages will be 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.
  • At the end of October, we’ll have an online cybersecurity trivia quiz and raffle. Quiz questions will be based on information from UCOP’s NCSAM awareness materials (handouts, posters and videos). UCOP employees who complete the quiz will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Watch for the quiz to be posted on UCOP’s NCSAM web page on Oct. 31.

Cybersecurity resources

Questions about the NCSAM events in October? Contact Julie Goldstein at or 510-287-3317.

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