New Security Web Site

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Whether you’re worried about email scams, trying to choose a good password, or deciding if an internet service will keep your data safe, OIT’s new Security web site has advice and answers.

Newly organized around communities with various needs, you can find information collected for your University role (faculty), the information you work with (student records), a question you have (encryption), or services you need (security certificates), you can now find help quickly and easily.

OIT’s IT Security team watches for the latest threats and solutions, follows changes in law and policy, and is ready to advise UCI affiliates in balancing business efficiency, risk mitigation, and privacy protection.  And if you need help you can’t find on the web site, feel free to email security@uci.edu

In Brief December 2015

latest news

  • OIT encourages all faculty and staff to log into UCLC and take the UC Cyber Security Awareness Training ecourse.
  • An improved user interface for Webfiles will be introduced during Winter quarter.  Users are invited to log in to the test server, create an account, and test-drive the new version.
  • Users of UCI’s O365 email service should be watching their clutter folder, a new feature intended to reduce junk email.  If this feature is not helpful, you can turn it off in Outlook or OWA under Settings / Mail / Automatic processing.

Your Password is like a Toothbrush

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Treat your password like your toothbrush: choose a good one, change it regularly, and don’t share it.

Your UCInetID is your gateway to online services at UCI.  Like a skeleton key, it serves as your single credential for most network services on campus.  Use of a UCInetID and password by anyone other than the owner can result in exploitation of UCI resources, loss of personal and university information, and other potentially severe consequences.

You are responsible for anything done with your UCInetID.  Keep your UCInetID password to yourself.  Don’t share it, don’t keep it in a computer file, and don’t write it down.

IT security is a responsibility we all share.  Many cyber-security breaches begin with an innocent but incautious act.  Let’s all keep UCI safe.