Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

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Every October we celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM) by highlighting the importance of cybersecurity best practices. 

Three things you can do right now to help protect your devices and data:

#1: Use Duo to Push

Use the Duo App to send a Push to complete your CalNet 2-Step. A "push" is an approval request that you can send to your smartphone or tablet and it’s quicker and more secure than entering text passcodes or phone calls.

#2: Do the “Minimum”

Visit our How To Secure Devices page to secure your devices under the Minimum Security Standards. We include detailed instructions on how to set up your devices to meet campus Policy requirements. 

#3: Sign up for FREE LastPass Premium

Get your free LastPass Premium account. UC Berkeley offers faculty, staff, and students a free LastPass Premium account. This tool manages all your passwords and syncs across all your devices.

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By Casey Hennig and Jeané Blunt. 

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) draws to a close, it’s important to recognize the meaning behind the movement. CSAM raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and the tagline, “Do your part. #BeCyberSmart,” encourages people and organizations to increase personal accountability for cybersecurity. As UC employees we have a responsibility to protect not only ourselves, but also the university. Learn more on our UC IT Blog Post: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart


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