Jan 11, 2019

Dear colleagues,

Protecting UCI’s data and information is vital to the security of our future and a responsibility that each of us share every day. As you are aware, the threat of cyberattacks continues to grow and can put our intellectual property, personal information and research in jeopardy. A major security breach is not only complex and expensive to repair but it can cause long term damage to our academic and institutional advancement.

Good information security practices help safeguard our data. A number of cyberattacks involve the unintended actions of users, a risk that can be significantly lowered through effective training. For 2019, the Office of the President introduced a new 40-minute course, updated to reflect current practices and threats. All active University of California employees are required to complete Cyber Security Awareness Training annually.

The new course rollout will begin next week. The course instructions will be sent to you via email from UC Learning Center when you are next required to complete this annual training.

Please do your part to keep our data safe and complete this training in a timely manner. For more about cyber security and how you can protect yourself from cyberattacks, click here. For questions, contact the Office of Information Technology help desk at (949) 824-2222 or oit@uci.edu.


Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering