Protect Your Digital Life – Be CyberSafe!

To: UCSC Community

From: Brian Hall UCSC Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Information Security Officer

Every October, our campus actively engages in UC Cybersecurity Awareness Month (UCCAM), a nationwide initiative focused on heightening awareness of information security both at work and at home. We have an exciting lineup of events and educational opportunities this month to enhance your cybersecurity awareness. Read on to learn more.


As part of this effort, don’t forget to take the annual UC Cyber Security Awareness Fundamentals course available in the UC Learning Center. This course is crucial in enhancing your knowledge of cybersecurity and to help protect against online threats.


To kick off UCCAM, you are invited to attend three incredible cybersecurity webinars:

October 5, 11 a.m. (PST) Protecting Your Online Identity in the Age of Big Data and AI
October 9, 11 a.m. (PST) UC Cybersecurity Awareness Month Webinar
October 19, Noon (PST) A Tale of Two Industroyers: An Analysis of the Russian Malware Used to Attack Ukraine’s Power Grid - Featuring UCSC Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Alvaro Cardenas.

Games and prizes

Enjoy a fun learning experience about cybersecurity and have the chance to win exciting prizes by taking part in our Bingo or Word Search challenges.

Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility. By practicing good cybersecurity hygiene, you not only protect yourself but also contribute to a safer digital environment for our entire university community. Visit the UCCAM website for more information.