National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Events

October 4, 2018

The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October – is to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Check out these offerings to find an event near you, or a webinar of interest.

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Oct 16, 11AM-1PM
UCOP Cyber Security Awareness Month Forum
UCOP, 1111 Franklin St., Oakland, CA, Lobby 1 Conference Room

Overview: On October 16, 2018, UCOP will host an exciting speaker event for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Opening the event at 11AM, a representative from Apple will come to share helpful information about security features and tips for personal devices. At Noon, two members of the California Cybersecurity Institute at Cal Poly will speak about online human trafficking and cyber strategies for combating it. The event will include lunch, a raffle, and giveaways. Registration is required.

Please see UCOP's Eventbrite page for details and registration.

October 11, 10-11 AM
Webinar: Campus-Wide Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Saturation Campaign

In this webinar, we will discuss barriers to 2FA adoption, learn about a multiprong saturation campaign and explore the effectiveness of the saturation campaign. Registration is required -- log in using your normal UC credentials under "Federated Login" (search for your campus name).

Oct 16, 9AM-3PM
UC Riverside Cybersecurity Open House

Highlander Union Building (HUB) room 355. Please stop by. No registration necessary. Find out more at the UCR Events Calendar.

Oct 22, 3PM
Webinar: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity, Dr. Giovanni Vigna, PhD
Zoom information:, or join by phone 669-900-6833 or 646-876-9923 Webinar ID: 621 561 285.

Dr. Vigna will discuss how Artificial Intelligence is used in security and what are the (little understood) pitfalls of adversarial machine learning. About Dr. Vigna:

Oct 25, 10-11AM
Current Trends in Theft of Intellectual Property, Special Agent Nikki Betz, FBI
Byers Hall, 600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

This presentation will provide situational awareness of economic espionage and intellectual property theft across all industry sectors. The discussion will also cover some best practices and approaches utilized by Silicon Valley companies to combat persistent efforts to steal intellectual property. Registration is required. Please see UCSF’s Eventbrite page for details and registration.

Oct 30, 11AM-Noon
Webinar: When IoT Attacks - Understanding the Safety Risks Associated with Connected Devices

See UCSF's Event Calendar for details and connection information.