Welcome

The Internet is part of everyone’s life, every day. We use the Internet at work, home, for enjoyment, and to connect with those close to us. However, being constantly connected brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse.

No country, industry, community, or individual is immune to cyber risks. As individuals, cybersecurity risks can threaten our finances, identity, and privacy. Universities, which are characterized by their openness based on academic freedom, are among the most widely attacked targets.

Our way of life depends on critical infrastructure and the digital technology that operates it. The University takes steps to ensure the security of our infrastructure and systems, but cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure!


News & Announcements

June 19, 2017

Recently, you most likely watched widespread news coverage of a new cyber-attack called WannaCry. It infected over 200,000 computers worldwide and locked numerous organizations out of their data, including hospitals in the United Kingdom.

May 4, 2017

A phishing attack has been deployed at many universities and organizations that use Google G Suite for email and document sharing, including UCSB. You may receive a message purporting to share a Google Doc with you that comes from someone you know.

May 4, 2017

All members of the University of California community face cyber security threats. Earlier this month, the UC released the second edition of its Cyber Security Awareness training to help address those threats.