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It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month!


It's October and that means the 19th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here!

Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to this year's theme, "See Yourself in Cyber."

Staying Safe Starts with YOU!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to highlight some of the emerging challenges that exist in the world of cybersecurity today and provide straightforward actionable guidance that anyone can follow to create a safe and secure digital world for themselves and their loved ones.

This month is all about taking action, so we are promoting these key behaviors to encourage everyone -- staff, faculty, and students -- to take control of their online lives. There are all kinds of ways to stay safe and secure online, but even just practicing these cybersecurity basics can make a huge difference:

  1. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication
  2. Use Strong Passwords and a Password Manager
  3. Update Your Software
  4. Recognize and Report Phishing

UC Cybersecurity Awareness Month (UCCAM) Events

The UC Systemwide Cyber Champions team developed a calendar of events for our UC Cybersecurity Awareness Month (UCCAM) celebration centered around our theme "Overcoming the Human Factor." Visit our UCCAM Events page for additional event details and be sure to register to join us! UCOP created new UCCAM Zoom backgrounds for each location, so download ours today to show your support for #uccamUCinfosec at your meetings and the UCCAM events throughout the month! 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit and

For more information, contact IT Services' Office of Information Assurance at

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