Be in the Know

September 12, 2021

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure. That's what Cybersecurity Awareness Month - observed in October - is all about!

This year's theme is Do Your Part, #Be Cyber Smart. Here are ways to "Be in the know" with cybersecurity. 

ITS Website

This is a great place to start learning about UCSC ITS resources. We have resources on information security and policy, physical device security, new articles to keep you updated about ITS people and events, and more! Check out our website.

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UC Office of the President’s Website

This is a great place to start learning about UC-wide security, policy, and resources. Check out UCOP’s Security website.

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Every department has an assigned UISL that helps put IS-3 security policy into practice at the campus and unit level. Before you guess what to do or submit a ticket contact your UISL. Learn more about Unit Information Security Leads.

Reporting Phishing

The best way to report phishing in Gmail is by clicking the 3 ellipses ( ‘ ⋮ ’ ) on the right once in the email and clicking "Report phishing". 

Third-party Applications

Be careful when granting access to unapproved software such as browser extensions, integration software or other 3rd party apps and scripts. Remember, you are granting software the ability to see and manipulate your data, and possibly use and store your account credentials. Learn more about the policies and processes surrounding Marketplace Apps

SlugHub - One-stop shop for technical support

The ITS Support Center is your single point of contact for all issues, problems or questions related to technology services and computing at UC Santa Cruz.


Support available Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM

CALL: (831) 459-HELP (4357)



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