Cybersecurity and COVID-19

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A collection of our cybersecurity resources relating to the novel Coronavirus and telecommuting:

  • COVID-19 Related Email/Phone Scams at Large - Organizations are reporting an increase in attackers posing as legitimate agencies trying to trick people into sharing their account access credentials or opening malicious email attachments. 
  • Settings to Prevent Zoom-bombing. Zoom-bombing is the term for when individuals "gate-crash" Zoom meetings. These uninvited guests share their screens to bombard real attendees with disturbing pornographic and/or violent imagery.
  • Best Practices for Telecommuting SecurelyUsing a personally-owned device to do University business puts both you and the Campus at risk. If you do not have a work computer to use at home, you must follow these practices.
  • Minimum Security Standards for Networked Devices. All devices connected to the UC Berkeley network (personally or UC-owned) must comply with these nine requirements.
  • Campus bSecure VPNThe Campus Firewall and VPN service offers threat protection and enhanced security services for Campus network traffic. 
  • Short Video on Working From Home - A great, short video on Working from Home During COVID-19 by Habitu8, Security Awareness Video Co.

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