It’s up to YOU to be cyber secure

September 27, 2022


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we want you to know it's up to you to be cyber secure. Here are 4 things to keep in mind as you continue your cybersecurity journey:

  1. MFA all day: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is one of the best ways to ensure that your online accounts stay secure. Also known as two-step or 2-factor authentication, it adds a second layer of protection to your UCSC account in addition to your username and password. MFA is required for UCSC CruzID gold password accounts and we highly recommend that you use MFA for all your personal accounts as well. Read more about MFA for your UCSC accounts
  2. Using strong passwords and a password manager: It is important to use strong, unique passwords and keep them organized using a password manager. Learn more about password security
  3. Follow UC’s Minimum Security Standards: The University of California Office of the President has outlined 12 important standards to help keep university data and systems safe. These standards apply to everyone and every device.
  4. Don’t take the bait: Scam messages are on the rise and it is important to stay vigilant. Phishing is when an attacker sends a fraudulent message to trick a person into revealing sensitive information or to deploy malicious software on the victim's device like ransomware. Learn more about phishing

Check out our 2022 CSAM Posters

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Learn more about our Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign

Check out our offical Cyber Security Awareness Month webpage to..

  • Learn more about how you can be more cybersecure
  • Participate in activities and games
  • Enter raffles to win in prizes!

Questions or comments?

If you need assistance or have questions about how you can be cyber secure, there are three different ways to reach ITS: