ITS News & Alerts

  • September 20, 2018

  • Simulated Phishing Email Campaign - Update

    August 26, 2018

    Thank you for participating in the simulated phishing email training exercise conducted in July. Some of you might have been surprised at how sophisticated next generation phishing has become and how easy it was to fall for it.

  • UCSC-Guest WiFi

    August 2, 2018

    Goodbye CruzNet, hello UCSC-Guest! On July 30, 2018, the campus wireless service, CruzNet, was upgraded and renamed to UCSC-Guest.

  • Simulated Phishing Email Campaign

    July 6, 2018

    Sometime during July, faculty and staff will receive two simulated (fake) phishing emails as part of a UC systemwide cyber security phishing campaign.

  • Senti-Merriman Award 2018

    June 14, 2018

    The Senti-Merriman award for 2018 goes to ITS ResNet student technician, Ryan Schouweiler!

  • Cyber Hackers Target Home and Office Routers Worldwide

    June 11, 2018

    A few weeks ago hackers infected more than 500,000 home and office routers and other network devices worldwide with malware that could be used for a range of nefarious purposes.

  • Report Phishing Attempts!

    May 30, 2018

    IDENTIFY and REACT to a phishing attempt in a way that protects yourself and your colleagues.

  • Guard Your Privacy Online

    April 21, 2018

    It is critical to learn how to protect yourself and guard your privacy. Your identity and even your bank account could be at risk!

  • We love our devices. So do thieves!

    April 21, 2018

    Mobile phones, tablets, and laptops continue to provide us with the opportunity to work "on the go," but this added convenience could also mean more risk.

  • Windows 7 Ends Support 2020

    April 11, 2018

    Microsoft will end support of Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Be prepared!

  • Email Scam Alert - March 29, 2018

    March 29, 2018

    A widespread email scam that was sent to our campus accounts on March 29, 2018. The message appears to be from the University Of California SANTA CRUZ using various .edu email addresses, with the subject line "requires response or New Announcements".

  • CENIC Awards ITS

    February 28, 2018

    Congratulations to the following ITS staff who were honored by CENIC with the following awards!

  • Campus Innovation Award 2017

    January 29, 2018

    Congratulations to UCSC Information Technology Services for winning the 2017 Campus Innovation Award!

  • Criminals Spoof Scanners & Printers

    January 10, 2018

    Criminals spoof scanners and printers by the millions to spread malware.

  • Worst Passwords of 2017

    January 10, 2018

    The 25 worst passwords of 2017 -- does yours appear on the list?

  • Meltdown & Spectre Security Alert

    January 10, 2018

    Recently-published articles have demonstrated a new class of cyber security vulnerabilities that exist in most modern computer processors.

  • Beware of Tax Scams

    January 2, 2018

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

  • Firefox Quantum Release

    November 3, 2017

    On November 14, Mozilla will release Firefox Quantum, which is a faster browser with a new user interface.

  • Security Alert: KRACK Cyber Bug

    October 19, 2017

    A cyber bug known as KRACK (key reinstallation attacks) is affecting almost all Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) networks putting most wireless devices, including computers, phones, tablets, and routers at risk of attack.

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 Update

    September 26, 2017

    Apple has released the new macOS High Sierra 10.13 on September 25, 2017.

  • Library Resources

    September 18, 2017

    Beginning September 18, 2017, you are able to connect to library resources using your CruzID and Gold password

  • Equifax Data Breach

    September 11, 2017

    The credit monitoring company Equifax announced a security breach that resulted in the exposure of personal data for 143 million people. Learn how to protect your identity.

  • Google Docs Sharing Scam

    May 5, 2017

    Alert on a Google Docs Sharing Scam and follow up security actions you can take.

  • Protecting Laptops & Ensuring Data Security

    March 2, 2017

    As a general practice, storing restricted data on our laptops or other mobile devices should always be avoided. If you do not have a business need to store restricted data on your laptop, please securely remove it immediately.

  • Cloudflare Data Leak

    February 27, 2017

    Time to change your passwords for a bunch of Internet services: Uber, Yelp, Betterment, 23andMe, and more.

  • Don't Let Identity Theft Happen to You

    September 29, 2016

    Cyber criminals have a variety of schemes to get a hold of your personal information and use it to steal your money, sell your identity, commit fraud or other crimes in your name.

  • Cyber Strong Workplace

    September 29, 2016

    All organizations – from large and small businesses to healthcare providers, academic institutions, and government agencies – can experience data breaches or be targets of cybercrime.

  • Secure Your Digital Life

    September 29, 2016

    In today’s digital world, practicing good cyber security is absolutely critical.

  • Mobile Communications at UCSC

    March 16, 2016

    Cellular carriers have put a lot of effort into upgrading their facilities on our campus in the past 12 months. Here's a summary of what has taken place so far.

  • 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.