How to Stay Secure

secure image The information provided here is designed to help protect your computer, yourself, and the campus from security attacks.

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Minimum Network Connectivity Requirements

UCSC has Minimum Network Connectivity Requirements for all devices connected to the campus network. The links below will help you understand these requirements. Devices that don't meet them may be disconnected from the campus network.

ITS can assist you in configuring your computer to meet these requirements. To request this service, or if you have questions or concerns, contact the ITS Support Center.


Cyber Security Basics

The ITS "Top 10 List" of Good Computing Practices provides general good computing practices and tips that apply to most people who use a computer.

Also see our printable "Cyber Security at UC Santa Cruz" Brochure (PDF), which includes the "Top 10 List" plus other cyber security tips and resources.

Additional information to help keep your computer and data safe and secure:

Security Information for Students

Cyber Security Awareness


Cyber Security Toolkit

Here are some security-related tools and resources available to everyone in the UCSC community.


Protecting Restricted Data

Restricted data is any confidential or personal information that is protected by law or policy and that requires the highest level of access control and security protection, whether in storage or in transit.