ITS News & Alerts

  • August 18, 2017

  • Worldwide cyber-attack WannaCry

    May 15, 2017

    On Friday, May 12, a worldwide cyber-attack called WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r 2.0) was launched infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, demanding ransom payments in the digital currency Bitcoin in 28 languages.

  • Google Docs Sharing Scam

    May 5, 2017

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

  • Report Phishing Attempts!

    April 17, 2017

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

  • 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.

  • Beware of Tax Scams

    January 26, 2017

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

  • HTTP websites in Chrome as "insecure" starting in January 2017

    December 8, 2016

    Google will start reporting HTTP websites in Chrome as "insecure" starting in January 2017.

  • 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.

  • We love our devices. So do thieves!

    September 29, 2016

    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.

  • macOS Sierra 10.12 Update

    September 27, 2016

    Apple has released the new macOS Sierra 10.12 on September 20, 2016.

  • Guard Your Privacy Online

    August 2, 2016

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

  • 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.