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

April 20, 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.

April 20, 2017

The University of California requires all employees, including student employees, to complete UC Cyber Security Awareness Training annually. The goal is 100% compliance. At UCSB, we are far from achieving that goal.

April 12, 2017

Passwords are something you use almost every day, from accessing your email or banking online to purchasing goods or accessing your smartphone. However, passwords are also one of your weakest points.