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Technology alone can't always protect our computers and information. Understanding and using cybersecurity principles and best practices help you to protect yourself, your family, the university's electronic communications resources, and the university data you handle.

Visit our cybersecurity awareness page to find featured topic articles, videos, and other resources throughout the year to help you build good cybersecurity habits. This month's featured topic is Protect Yourself from Tax and Payroll Scams.

two-step login

Two-Step is required as of January 30! Don't Be Locked Out!

Two-Step Login becomes required the morning of January 30. Act now to ensure you still have access to the campus VPN and key Business, Instruction, and Research tools protected by single sign-on. Don't wait until the last minute. Leave yourself time to get help, if necessary, and try out how it will work for you.

If you know all you need to, proceed directly to the device registration portal. For more information on two-step login and why we're doing it, visit twostep.ucsd.edu.

Questions or Need Help? Direct any questions you may have to the Service Desk at servicedesk@ucsd.edu or 858-246-4357 (x6HELP).

Data Privacy Day and Data Privacy Month

It is timely that our roll out of two-step login occurs just after International Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) and ahead of Data Data Privacy Day logoPrivacy Month (Feb. 1-28). Using two-step login is one good privacy practice this initiative highlights as it helps us protect personal information collected for university business purposes (or our own and our families') from inappropriate and unauthorized access.

Celebrate Love Data Week 2019 February 11-15 with the Library, Campus Privacy Officer Pegah Parsi, and UCSD's Research Data Curation Program at three amazing seminars and workshops in support of Data Privacy Month.

Privacy and protecting personal information is important to UC San Diego. We all have a role in privacy and security, as well as respecting and protecting the personal information of our colleagues and students. We are #PrivacyAware


Cybersecurity Tips

Report an Incident

  • Forward suspected phishing and spam email to abuse@ucsd.edu.
  • Report information security incidents to the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357.