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UC Cybersecurity Awareness Month Events

University of California is a proud Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM) Champion and participates with the UC Cybersecurity Awareness Month (UCCAM) celebration. UCCAM activities include weekly presentations – hosted by multiple campus locations – on various topics around our theme "Overcoming the Human Factor." Keep an eye out here for additional event details as they become available. Be sure to click the photo or link provided and register to join us!

UCOP created new CAM Zoom backgrounds for each campus location, so download ours today to show your support for #uccamUCinfosec at your meetings and UCCAM events throughout the month.

September 27: Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 Briefing

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 Briefing

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 7 - 8:15 a.m.

Even in the wake of the major attacks across regularly targeted business sectors – such as financial services, healthcare, critical infrastructure, government, energy – most people and businesses still don’t know how to better safeguard their data. Cybersecurity Awareness Month. every October, is dedicated to ensuring everyone has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. 
 
In this special briefing, leadership from today’s leading tech companies shared how their organizations are addressing cyber threats and educating others to create a more secure, interconnected world. Watch the recording.

Featuring:
Jenny Brinkley, Director, Amazon Security 
Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4
Kate Charlet, Director for Data Governance, Google
Darren Shou, CTO, NortonLifeLock
Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director, National Cybersecurity Alliance

September 28: What Every Citizen Needs to Know: 2022 Election Cybersecurity

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What Every Citizen Needs to Know: 2022 Election Cybersecurity

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 11a.m. - 12:p.m.

Our democracy depends on getting the mid-term elections right. This means — first and foremost — getting cybersecurity right … Everything from protecting sensitive voter identities, registered voter lists, and voting machines; coming to grips with social media; and ensuring confidence in the outcomes.

Find out what’s really going on from three of the nation’s leading experts in election cybersecurity. How vulnerable are our election systems? How is cybersecurity managed in the 50 states? How do we navigate the coming flood of both mis-information and dis-information? How much confidence can we have in the outcome? Watch the recording.

Panelists:
Brandon Wales, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) first Executive Director, serving as the senior career executive helping oversee execution of CISA operations
Kathy Boockvar, Vice President of Election Operations & Support, Center for Internet Security, former Pennsylvania Secretary of State
Adam Powell III, Executive Director, Election Cybersecurity Initiative, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, University of Southern California

Moderator: Stan Stahl, PhD, President, SecureTheVillage

October 1-31: Games, Videos, Training Modules

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Security Snapshots - Short Video Training

Security Snapshots is a supercharged shot of security awareness. Each short is a perfectly formed episode that takes a laser guided approach to a single cybersecurity issue from ransomware to bogus wi-fi to document disposal. With a super smart voiceover, and elegant slow mo, a whole drama is played out in a single set up.

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Episode 15: Monique makes a terrific buddy. She’s reliable and generous and, as it turns out, a bit gullible too. These are admirable qualities in a friend but also make her a perfect target for someone with less charitable motives.

Watch all 15 episodes through the UC Learning Center

On Demand Game from KnowBe4

Spot the Phish

(Search for it by name on the UC Learning Center)

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Phishing is still one of the most popular cyber-attacks. That is why it is so important people know how to spot a phish. The Spot the Phish game combines spotting bad attachments and bad links in an entertaining way to teach the importance of scrutinizing even the tiniest detail when it comes to an email, whether from a stranger or someone you know. 

Videos

Proofpoint

National Cybersecurity Alliance

Protect & Connect

The National Cybersecurity Alliance collaborated with Amazon to amplify their advocacy message of awareness and education through the recently launched cybersecurity awareness campaign public service announcement (PSA) initiative, “Protect & Connect.” Amazon leveraged the creative power of the Prime Video team to conceptualize the PSA and connect with top talent to bring the message of personal agency to life.

“Empowering people with the knowledge and tools to operate safely online can help them protect their own personal information while combating cyber threats of all kinds,” said Steve Schmidt, Amazon’s Chief Security Officer. “Our goal is to give people simple, concrete steps to take, like enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA), that have meaningful security impact despite the complex security threats that exist.” 

In addition to the PSA (video), the campaign includes a microsite for consumers, protectconnect.com, that includes additional videos for visitors to learn more about MFA and how to identify and avoid phishing attempts, as well as interactive content to test consumers’ knowledge on best practices for keeping safe online. 

Security Awareness Episodes (playlist of all 8 videos)

 

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Moderator-led Game and On Demand Movie

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It's time for Security Feud! Are you quick on the buzzer? Join us for a fun and immersive security awareness game. Based on the popular game show Family Feud, two teams meet to answer 3 rounds of cybersecurity-themed questions. Gather your team to test your cyber knowledge. May the best team win!
(Contact cybersecurity@ucsd.edu to schedule your team's play.)

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True Eye is a thriller which follows new-hire, Adrian Bridges, through his first day at a global AI-technology firm. Adrian’s policy orientation and security training quickly spin into suspense and intrigue as his personal AI device, GUIDE, starts asking him to do unethical and even dangerous things with sensitive data. His adventure offers a glimpse into proper operational security, how technology affects people and what we can do about it. Watch the trailer here.
Watch the full length video (17:54 min.) on your own or virtually with your team. Bring popcorn and make it an event!
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October 4: Accessibility and Security Crossection

Accessibility and Security Cross-section

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 11a.m. - 12p.m.

Hosted by UCSF

Does cybersecurity make IT less accessible for people with disabilities? Does accessibility make IT less secure? Or can there be a way for both to work together to make technology in the UC system more accessible AND more secure? In this conversation-starting webinar, panelists from both groups will talk about ways in which collaboration between accessibility and cybersecurity can and should happen, and why both need to be taken into account when planning, developing, buying, and/or implementing new technologies.

Accessibility and Cybersecurity are both important considerations, particularly in inclusive yet cyber-vulnerable environments like those in the University of California system. Typically, conversations on these two topics are completely separate, but today we're bringing them together in a panel discussion to increase understanding and awareness of both sets of needs. With some effort and collaboration, it's possible to make technology both more accessible and more secure.

Watch the recording.

Panel Members:
Scott Hollier, CEO & Co-founder Centre for Accessibility
Yue-Ting Siu, TVI PHD, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
Jiatyan Chen, Online Accessibility Program Manager, Stanford
Nicholas Borton, Chief Information Security Officer UCD
Lucy Greco, Web Accessibility Evangelist UCB
Diane Tyo, IT Operational Continuity Analyst UCLA

Moderator: 
Cecile Puretz, Assistant Director of Disability Access & Inclusion at University of California
UCSF welcomes people with disabilities to our events and programs. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Esther Silver via email Esther.Silver@ucsf.edu as soon as possible. The webinars will include live automated captioning in Zoom.

October 5: CISA Region 7 Cybersecurity: See Yourself In Cyber

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CISA Region 7 Cybersecurity: See Yourself In Cyber

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11a.m. - 12p.m.

An introduction to the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign for 2022 surrounding the theme of “See Yourself in Cyber” with CISA cybersecurity experts.

October 5: The State of Authentication 2022

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The State of Authentication 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12p.m. - 1p.m.

Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

Watch the recording

Chad is a computer security researcher, entrepreneur, and educator who is passionate about using technology to make people’s lives easier and their digital systems more secure. He is currently the CEO of Allthenticate, a company that is revolutionizing authentication by offering an all-in-one, smartphone-based identity management and authentication solution. Chad has over 10 years of research experience and has numerous academic publications in top conferences. Formerly, he was a member of the technical research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he helped them solve some of the Department of Defense's toughest cyber-security problems. Chad received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is also a recipient of the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.  In addition to his academic credentials, Chad is a lifetime hacker.  His hacking career started in his teenage years and has taken him to compete in some of the world's best capture the flag tournaments around the world as a member of the UCSB Shellphish hacking team.  His unique blend of hacking knowledge and academic rigor make him particularly well-suited to solve complex real-world cybersecurity problems, like making authentication usable and secure.

October 6: Cybersecuring America: A United Mission

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Cybersecuring America: A United Mission

Thursday, October 6, 2022 10a.m. - 11a.m.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, launched nineteen years ago, represents the importance of public/private partnerships in cyber.

In 2021, the White House and executive leadership from several major technology companies announced their commitment to bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity. Public and private sectors are coming together to secure technology, protect our critical infrastructure, and fill the cybersecurity careers gap. It seems, cybersecurity has the power to unify America’s leaders. But there is still work to be done.

In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, elected officials, government leaders and industry executives will come together to discuss our united mission to cybersecure America. Watch the recording.

Speakers:

Nitin Natarajan, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 

Steven Kelly, Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology, National Security Council

Rick Synder, Former Governor of Michigan

Kate Charlet, Director for Data Governance, Google 

Darren Shou, Chief Technology Officer, NortonLifeLock 

Bobbie Stempfley, Vice President and Business Unit Security Officer, Dell Technologies

Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director, National Cybersecurity Alliance

October 12: Cybersecurity: Securing the Election Process

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Cybersecurity: Securing the Election Process

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 11:00a.m.

Americans rely on the security and resilience of the infrastructure that makes elections possible. Join Angela Orebaugh, Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, to learn about the sociotechnical issues of securing election processes.

We will also hear about the Cyber Navigator Internship Program (VA-CNIP) which was created to train future cybersecurity professionals to protect election infrastructure and support information systems in Virginia election localities.

October 12: Cybersecurity Awareness Month Twitter Chat

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Twitter Chat

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 11:00a.m.

Join the conversation as @StaySafeOnline and @CISAgov host a Twitter chat in honor of #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth! Participants will share #cybersecurity best practices and resources around 2022’s key messaging -- passwords and password managers, multi-factor authentication, software updates and phishing.

All questions will be posted from @StaySafeOnline starting at 2pm ET/11am PT.

Hashtag: #CyberChat 

Moderator: @StaySafeOnline

October 14: Education Sector: Back-to-School for Cyber Criminals Too

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Education Sector: Back-to-School for Cyber Criminals Too with the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC)

Friday, October 14, 2022

Hosted by UC Irvine

The presentation will cover an introduction to Cal-CSIC, the current cyber threat landscape for the education sector for both K-12 and higher education, and go over some current threat trends with a part on mitigation.

Yu Chao is currently a Cyber Threat Warning Analyst with the California Cyber Security Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) embedded with the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (LAJRIC). In addition, he is a Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) analyst with the California Army National Guard's (CAARNG) 171 Cyber Protection Team (CPT). Yu has over 19 years of experience in the military; bringing a wealth of knowledge from assignments focused on Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), all-source fusion analysis at various echelons, to Emergency Management support through Defense Support of Civilian Operations (DSCA) operations. Yu holds a B.S. in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University, and is currently pursuing a Masters In Cybersecurity Engineering at the University of San Diego.

October 17: Privacy & Cyber Law For All

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Privacy & Cyber Law For All

Monday, October 17, 2022 12p.m. - 1p.m.

Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

Watch the recording

This presentation will explain the basic legal landscape of present and future cybersecurity and privacy laws, positioned within the theme of the human element by emphasizing recent headlines in the privacy/cyber legal context.

Reema Moussa is a law student at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with undergraduate degrees in Communication and Global & International Studies and a Masters in Technology Management, where she also worked on the UCSB Information Security Team as the Cybersecurity Awareness Coordinator and founded the UCSB Chapter of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS). Reema’s experience bridges technical, legal, management, and policy capacities, and has worked internationally to evangelize technology for all, in her role as the Girls in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Coordinator at the International Telecommunication Union in 2021. Reema is currently a Fellow and the West Coast Regional Chair of the Internet Law and Policy Foundry, where she hosts and produces the Tech Policy Grind podcast. She is on the Young Lawyers Advisory Panel of the ABA Antitrust Section Information Security and Privacy (PRIS) Committee. At Gould, she is a Student Attorney for the IP and Technology Law Clinic, and is a Legal and Policy Intern at the Future of Privacy Forum. She’s currently based in Los Angeles and is a lifelong Californian, aspiring to practice in New York City after law school.

October 19: We Like Your Product — Can You Pass Our 26-Page Security Assessment?

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We Like Your Product — Can You Pass Our 26-Page Security Assessment?

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

Watch the recording

Third-party cybersecurity risk management has become a major priority for nearly everyone, whether mandated by board governance, regulatory requirements, or internal mandates.  What does this look like from the vendor side, and how can you best work with your vendors on topics such as internal security controls, SDLC, compliance, and vulnerability management? 

This presentation will examine the Assurance & Trust program at HPE-Aruba and address how the company commonly deals with security concerns from customers. We will leave plenty of time for Q&A so please bring your questions.

John Green, VP and Chief Security Technologist at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company describes himself as a cybersecurity guy with a technical background in routing, switching, wireless, authentication, PKI, firewalls, and crypto. "I have a bunch of industry certifications, which proves that I'm good at taking multiple-choice tests. I fly airplanes, don't do CrossFit, and am a lousy but aspiring guitar and banjo player."

October 19: FBI Presentation — Cyber Threats and Trends in 2022

FBI Presentation — Cyber Threats and Trends in 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 2-3 p.m.

Hosted by UC Irvine

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Bryan Willett has been an FBI Special Agent for over 18 years. He has spent the majority of this time investigating cyber violations and has worked in two FBI field offices and at FBI Headquarters, Cyber Division. He is a licensed attorney and has earned several IT Security certifications, including the CISSP. He currently works in the FBI's LA Field Office where he is the Supervisory Special Agent for FBILA’s Orange County based Cyber Squad.

October 21: Zoom Security & Awesome New Features

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Zoom Security & Awesome New Features

Friday, October 21, 2022 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Hosted by UC Santa Barbara

Watch the recording

It has been another year of utilizing Zoom as our primary communication tool across the UC System. Giselle Brun from Zoom will discuss some of Zoom’s new advanced security features & best practices to demonstrate how to effectively use them to keep your meetings safe and secure. In addition, she will explore some awesome new features and how to incorporate them successfully into your Zoom sessions.

October 24: Social Engineering

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Social Engineering

Monday, October 24, 2022 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Hosted by UCSF

Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to the use of psychological manipulation to trick people into divulging sensitive information (information gathering) or performing actions (fraud, unauthorized system access.) Rosa L. Smothers, Senior Vice President of Cyber Operations at KnowBe4, will discuss these types of approaches and ways to be a “human firewall” for UC and your digital life.

Rosa L. Smothers has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. She is currently senior vice president of cyber operations at KnowBe4, where she is responsible for leading KnowBe4’s Federal Practice efforts, including providing cybersecurity advisory services to civilian and military agencies within the U.S. federal government. Ms. Smothers is also responsible for providing analysis for KnowBe4’s cybersecurity research and cyber threat intelligence efforts. Having served for over a decade in the Central Intelligence Agency, Ms. Smothers is a highly decorated national security professional with extensive experience leading the planning and execution of cyber operations against terrorist and nation-state targets as well as the adoption of cutting-edge computer technology. She served as a cybersecurity analyst and technical intelligence officer in the Center for Cyber Intelligence and the Counter Terrorism Mission Center and on multiple overseas tours, to include extensive service in Iraq. She holds a B.A. in Information Studies and an M.S. in Computer Network Security. Ms. Smothers is a mentor to women and young people in cybersecurity and is a member of Women in Defense and Infragard.

UCSF welcomes people with disabilities to our events and programs. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Esther Silver by emailing Esther.Silver@ucsf.edu as soon as possible. The webinars will include live automated captioning in Zoom.

October 26: Human Hacking / Social Engineering

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Human Hacking / Social Engineering

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Hosted by UC Santa Barbara
Chad is a computer security researcher, entrepreneur, and educator who is passionate about using technology to make people’s lives easier and their digital systems more secure. He is currently the CEO of Allthenticate, a company that is revolutionizing authentication by offering an all-in-one, smartphone-based identity management and authentication solution. Chad has over 10 years of research experience and has numerous academic publications in top conferences. Formerly, he was a member of the technical research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he helped them solve some of the Department of Defense's toughest cyber-security problems. Chad received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is also a recipient of the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.  In addition to his academic credentials, Chad is a lifetime hacker.  His hacking career started in his teenage years and has taken him to compete in some of the world's best capture the flag tournaments around the world as a member of the UCSB Shellphish hacking team.  His unique blend of hacking knowledge and academic rigor make him particularly well-suited to solve complex real-world cybersecurity problems, like making authentication usable and secure.

October 27: You are the "Gate Keeper"

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You are the "Gate Keeper" with the Orange County District Attorney's Office

Thursday, October 27, 2022 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Hosted by UC Irvine

The presentation will cover various types of cybercrimes handled by the DA’s office and how to identify and protect yourself from becoming a victim. It will also cover basic cryptocurrency tips to protect yourself from scammers and phishing attacks.

Deborah Kwon has been serving the public as a criminal prosecutor since 2015. She graduated from the Pepperdine University School of Law with a certificate in Criminal Law. She is also certified in Alternate Dispute Resolution by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Deborah started her career as a Deputy District Attorney at the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, where she handled countless cases involving serious and violent crimes. In Tulare, she specialized in prosecuting child abuse, animal abuse, sex offender registration failures, gangs, and crimes against peace officers. In 2018, she transferred to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, where she continued to handle serious and violent crimes. She is currently in the Major Fraud Unit, specializing in Cryptocurrency fraud. Deborah is currently working with various branches of law enforcement to develop the investigative infrastructure to handle matters involving blockchain technology, non-fungible tokens, and all things metaverse.

Anthony Schlehner has been a Deputy District Attorney since 2013 and has devoted his entire career to being a criminal prosecutor. After graduating as his law school’s valedictorian and joining the California bar, he immediately began working for the Orange County District Attorney’s office where he is now part of the Major Fraud Unit specializing in Cyber Crime and Fraud. Throughout his career, he has prosecuted serious and violent felonies, domestic violence, gang crimes, identify theft, narcotics, real estate fraud, and numerous other areas of criminal activity. Anthony is a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators and is currently working with branches of local law enforcement and the Federal government to develop investigative tactics relating to cryptocurrency fraud.

October 28: Take Control of Your Security and Privacy on Social Media!

Take Control of Your Security and Privacy on Social Media!

Friday, October 28, 2022 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Hosted by UC Santa Cruz

Take control of your security and privacy on social media! Social media has become increasingly prevalent in our lives. It's how we connect with our family, friends and the world. But in having a social media account we are also sharing our private information for all to see. It has come to a point where we are ignoring our own security and privacy to have these apps because we don't want to lose their social aspects.

This webinar will empower you to take control of your security and privacy when it comes to social media. Learn tips and tricks to lock-down your accounts to your level of comfort with guest speakers Diana Freed, Researcher and PhD Candidate at Cornell University and Julio Poveda, PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Maryland.

This event will be co-hosted by UCSC ITS Information Security Assistant, Magdalena Ramirez and UCSC ITS Compliance/UISL Coordinator, Cecilia Carrillo.

Due to our speakers' privacy requests, this event *will not* be recorded.

Need accommodations? Email Magdalena at mramir97@ucsc.edu by Oct. 17, 2022.

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Resources

Infographics & Tip Cards/Sheets

KnowBe4

National Cybersecurity Alliance

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Savvy Cyber Kids (3-7 year olds)

PopCykol (Protecting Our Precious Curious Kids OnLine)

Internet Safety with McGruff the Crime Dog
NetSmartz, a program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

SANS

FBI

Federal Communications Commission

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Want to know more? 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online, click their names to visit their sites.

For more information, contact IT Services Office of Information Assurance at cybersecurity@ucsd.edu.