Cybersecurity Awareness

Reinstalling Your Compromised Computer


The following is a general guide on how to perform a clean reinstall of your computer. Reinstalling a computer after it has been compromised can be a painstaking process, but it is the best way to be certain that everything an attacker left behind has been found.

Checklist before performing a reinstall Change passwords - You should change passwords to all systems you have connected to from your computer during the period it could have been compromised. Especially look at bank and credit...

What is your role in protecting Berkeley Campus Data?

Have you ever copied a work file to your USB drive at the end of the day and wondered, "Is it safe to copy this data Classification Level Pyramidhere?" Have you ever sent an email with a Social Security Number, a credit card number or student grades and wondered "Should I send this in email?"

You are not alone in asking these questions. Every day data—...

Preventing Password Theft

One of the biggest security threats facing UC Berkeley campus users on a daily basis are phishing emails and websites looking to steal CalNet credentials (username and password). Bad guys use phishing emails and websites to pretend to be from legitimate sources, so they can trick users into typing their CalNet credentials and potentially share other private information. Far too often they are successful. The consequences of such theft are often far worse than imagined. You can find more information in our Phishing...

Celebrate Data Privacy Day 2020

January 6, 2020
What's Data Privacy Day?

Champion Badge

Data Privacy Day, held every year on January 28th, is a global initiative promoting privacy awareness and education. This annual event focuses on instilling the importance of protecting and controlling your personal information. Champions represent those dedicated to...

Data Privacy Day 2021

January 28th is Data Privacy Day

We’re not going to lie, keeping your digital privacy secure is a task that requires some ongoing maintenance. This year, we are encouraging everyone to “Own Your Privacy,” by providing the resources linked below.

Did you know: in 2020 voters approved Prop 24, which will update the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), including limiting the sharing of personal information for cross-context advertising and the use of your “sensitive” personal information. However,...

Data Privacy Day Posters 2020

Only You Control Your Online Presence

Below are poster (11" x 17") and flyers (8.5" x 11") you can use to learn how to protect yourself from cyber criminals.
Click on the image(s) to download the pdf.

Data Privacy Videos 2020

Short videos to educate you on protecting
your privacy online

Too busy to read our articles? No problem! Here are three, short videos to give you some tools to protect yourself from cyber criminals while living and working online.

Department of Homeland Security: Beware Fake Election Websites

August 27, 2020

The FBI has reported an increase in suspicious websites popping up that look like official election websites but are in fact fraudulent. These sites have multiple purposes:

to interfere with the 2020 vote to spread wrong information on how to vote to collect your personal, sensitive information or to get you to download malware on your device.

The URLs of these websites are close imitations of state and federal election websites created with similar URL or domain names, with the goal of catching users who aren't paying close attention or who accidentally enter the wrong address....

Social Engineering Videos

Short videos to broaden your knowledge on social engineering

Too busy to read our articles? No problem! Here are three, short videos to give you some tools to protect yourself from cyber criminals.