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Office of the CISO

The mission of the UCLA Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) is to support the overarching mission of UCLA as a public research university by providing cyber risk management advice and services to the campus community. We promote the idea that security is a shared responsibility and seek a collaborative engagement with the campus community. The OCISO is responsible for developing and implementing an information security management plan for the Campus and working with Campus Units to ensure that progress is made towards meeting the security objectives defined by leadership. 

Cybersecurity Tips

Cybersecurity 101

Cybersecurity is the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unlawful access or criminal use and the practice of guaranteeing confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. Communication, transportation, shopping, and medicine are just some of the things that rely on computers systems and the Internet now. Much of your personal information is stored either on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or possibly on someone else's system. Knowing how to protect the information that you have stored is of high importance not just for an individual but for an organization and those in it.

Every time you use the Internet, you face choices related to your security. Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought. “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

Did you Know:

• There is a cyber-attack every 39 seconds
• 43% of Cyber Attacks target small business