Security

UC Cyber Security Incident

Learn more about the cyber-attack on a UCOP system, and what to do if you've been affected.

Dear Bruin Community:

I wanted to make you aware of a cyber security incident that may have impacted members of our community and provide you with information and resources to help anyone who might have been affected. Please know that UCLA is committed to the security of your personal information and is working to address this.

UCLA to Block Wi-Fi and VPN Access to Compromising Sites

UCLA is continuously looking out for your cyber safety. One of the ways we are increasing cyber safety is blocking known malicious threats on the VPN and Wi-Fi networks, effective June 17, 2019. 

UPDATE: 6/25/19 -- This implementation has been postponed until further notice.

 

UCLA is continuously looking out for your cyber safety. One of the ways we are increasing cyber safety is blocking known malicious threats on the VPN and Wi-Fi networks, effective June 17, 2019. 

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Doing our part to raise cyber safety awareness

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is the perfect time of year for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to reflect on the universe of cyber threats and to do their part to protect their networks, their devices, and their data from those threats.

FBI PSA: Employment Scam Targeting Students Remains Prevalent

College students across the country are becoming targets of an employment scam.

College students across the country are becoming targets of an employment scam. The phony “employer” instructs the student to purchase job-required software from a third-party vendor for which they reimburse the student with a check to deposit into their personal bank account. The check, however, is counterfeit, and the third-party vendor is fake, so the student experiences the financial loss.

The 2016 IT Services Customer Forum: Enhancing Security and Service

Did you miss our IT Services Customer Forum on November 2nd? Here’s what happened.

Did you miss our IT Services Customer Forum on November 2nd? Here’s what happened.

On November 2nd, nearly 200 campus colleagues gathered at UCLA’s CNSI Auditorium for the third annual IT Services Customer Forum. The hot topic was cyber-security, but the forum covered many other IT topics, such as UCPath, organizational changes at IT Services, and Web content publishing and cloud storage solutions.

DYN DDoS Attack

Massive Internet Disruption Caused By Cyberattack

On the morning of October 21, 2016, malicious actors launched a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack against Dyn, an organization which provides managed DNS services to companies like Twitter, Spotify, Soundcloud, Github, and many others. The outage also affected Box, which is used throughout the UCLA campus.  

As a result of this attack, websites relying on services provided by Dyn are intermittently unavailable to internet users across the globe. It is reported that the attack began as early as 11:10 UTC / 04:10 PST.

Multi-Factor Authentication – What Is It?

Security breaches are unfortunately becoming everyday occurrences, and companies must be vigilant about protecting their online data. One security system widely utilized is multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Security breaches are unfortunately becoming everyday occurrences, and companies must be vigilant about protecting their online data. One security system widely utilized is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).