October is cybersecurity awareness month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is presented by the UC Office of Information Security.​​​​​​​

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Throughout the month of October, we’ll share a variety of resources to help you outsmart cyberthreats and protect you and your family from online attacks.

We encourage you to read and share the information with your colleagues, friends, and family!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Activities

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Drop off professional or personal documents to ensure they are securely destroyed and recycled.

Faculty/Staff: Friday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (OR until the truck is full!) The UC Records Manager will be on-site to answer any questions related to records management and destruction policies.

Faculty/Staff, & Students: Friday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (OR until the truck is full!)


Please note: All metal, including paper clips and hanging file folders must be removed in advance; staples are permissible. Plastic also needs to be removed – comb bindings, transparencies, Polaroid pictures, Tyvek envelopes. Anything that cannot be torn is not acceptable.​Replace with your text

Learn more about cybersecurity and have some fun! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Monday, Oct. 25-Thursday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

​​​​​​​Students, faculty, and staff members who take the weekly #BeCyberSmart Trivia Challenge and provide their email address will be automatically entered into the “Cybersecurity Champion Prize Drawing” to win fun prizes each Thursday in October.

One winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, October 7, 14, 21, and 28. All winners will be notified via email.​​​​​​​​


Photo of adult and child looking at a computer screen. Text reads: Do your part. #BeCyberSmart

Week 1: Be Cyber Smart. Opens Friday, Oct. 1.

Photo of red envelope pierced by a fishhook. Text reads: Fight the Phish! #BeCyberSmart

Week 2: Fight the Phish! Opens Thursday, Oct. 7.

Photo of man working on technical equipment in a Data Center. Text reads: Explore. Experience. Share. #BeCyberSmart

Week 3: Explore. Experience Share. Opens Thursday, Oct. 14.

Photo of three people at a table working on mobile devices. Text reads: Cybersecurity First. #BeCyberSmart

Week 4: Cybersecurity First. Opens Thursday, Oct. 21.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ and/or cisa.gov/ncsam.

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