Security News & Alerts

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    Beware of Tax Scams

    January 21, 2016

    Beware of tax scams and phony IRS messages and phone calls during the tax season and year round.

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    Online Holiday Shopping: Tips to Keep Your Information Secure

    November 18, 2015

    Online holiday shopping continues to grow in popularity. Keep these tips in mind to help protect yourself from identity theft and other malicious activity while shopping online during the holiday season and throughout the year.

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    As many as 35% of data breaches come from Higher Ed.

    October 12, 2015

    As many as 35% of data breaches come from Higher Ed. This article reviews key causes, lessons learned, and what you can do to help keep us safe.

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    Cyber Security Tips for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October 1, 2015

    This article highlights four important cyber security topics and provides concrete steps you can take to help protect your personal and work-related information.

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    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    October 1, 2015

    The goal of this annual, national campaign is to raise awareness about technology-related threats and ensure that we have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online.

  • Phone Scam Alert - 9/14/15

    September 14, 2015

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department notified campus of a phone scam being perpetrated on students. More info...

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    Email Scam Alerts

    August 27, 2015

    Please be advised of a recent EMAIL SCAM dated August 27, 2015 appearing to be from "IT HELP DESK".

  • Anthem Blue Cross Cyber Attack and Phishing Scam

    February 9, 2015

    Anthem, Inc. was the target of a cyber attack and that data for its 80 million members was accessed. This potentially includes information about UC students, faculty, staff and retirees, as well as their dependents.

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    Anthem Phishing Alert - Feb 2015

    February 6, 2015

    Phishing alert related to the Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield cyber attack.

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    Restricted Data vs. Confidential Data

    September 25, 2014

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week’s cyber security article looks at different levels of sensitivity of university data, and some of the implications of working with each one.