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Celebrate National Cyber Security Month with UC

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Data breaches, phishing, information theft and other nefarious online activities are becoming more common and sophisticated. The UCOP Security team relies on you to help keep all of us safe. Now that most people are working remotely, this is more important than ever.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). UC events are completely online this year and we have something for everyone! Join us for:

  • A cyber-security thriller film
  • A cyber escape room
  • Comedic security improv
  • Competitive teambuilding games, including Security Feud
  • Security expert discussions on industry trends, keeping children safe online and other hot topics
  • Prizes, giveaways and more

If every person tells two others, and they tell two people and those people tell two people, before long, we can take NCSAM at UC virtually viral!  #BeCyberSmart and spread the word!

Mark your calendar for upcoming events

Check out our full schedule of events and be sure to register for those you’d like to attend. Here are a few highlights from Oct. 20-28:

  • True Eye (watch anytime, on demand): This short cinematic thriller follows new-hire Adrian Bridges through his first day at a global AI-technology firm. Adrian’s policy orientation and security training quickly spin into suspense and intrigue as his personal AI device, Guide, starts asking him to do unethical and even dangerous things with sensitive data.
  • Women in Cybersecurity: A Panel Discussion (Oct. 20, 12 p.m.): This year, the highlight of the NCSAM at UC Merced will be our “Women in Cybersecurity” panel moderated by AVC and CIO, Ann Kovalchick. Panelists will give their unique perspectives on the triumphs and challenges women face in the world of cybersecurity. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session to answer your questions. Register as soon as possible to attend!
  • FireEye Presents: Elevate — Cybersecurity & Diversity in the C-Suite and Boardroom (Oct. 20, 1 p.m.): Although diversity in the C-suite and the boardroom is improving, there is more work to be done. Alexa will discuss opportunities that exist for women in cybersecurity, diversity in the boardroom and the importance of mentorship.
  • Cyber Threatscape with FBI Special Agent, Michael Sohn (Oct. 22, 2 p.m.): Hosted by UC Irvine, the FBI will share its perspectives on the cyber threat landscape, and will provide tips to protect for protecting ourselves from them.
  • Box Security and Usability Tips (Oct. 23, 9 a.m.): Hosted by UC Santa Barbara, join your Box reps for an overview on how Box can be used to securely collaborate with anyone, anywhere, on any device. We’ll share ways to get started with Box and tips and tricks for advanced users that you might not be using today such as Box Notes and Box Drive. 
  • Fish Sticks Comedy — Security Improv (Oct. 23, 1 p.m.): Fish Sticks Comedy will make our cheeks hurt from laughing, and do more than entertain. They will create a UC community experience through their unique Cybersecurity Improv! Please join us.
  • Zoom Security & Cool New Features (Oct. 28, 10 a.m.): Hosted by UC Santa Barbara, Vanessa Moriarity from Zoom will be discussing Zoom’s new advanced security features and best practices on how to use them effectively to keep your meetings safe and secure. In addition, she will explore some awesome new features and how to incorporate these successfully in your Zoom sessions.

Show your support for NCSAM at UC by downloading one of our Zoom backgrounds.

For questions, contact John.Ruzicka@ucop.edu.

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