UT Health San Antonio joins a national effort among universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness by becoming a Champion for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).
As an official Champion, UT Health San Antonio’s Information Security team will be hosting on-campus events this October to raise awareness on how to have a safer and more secure online experience. Weekly events will focus on aspects of cyber security and the many ways it impacts our daily lives.
Cyber Hacking Demo - Tuesday, October 29: 12pm-1pm
Location: Long Campus, Holly Auditorium (*New date & room location*)
Box lunches will be distributed after the presentation to UT Health students, employees and UHS colleagues who RSVP.
Please RSVP by 4:00 pm on Friday, October 25
Ever wondered what a hacker sees on their computer screen during a cyber heist? Watch a live demonstration by the FBI to witness how easy it is for hackers to obtain sensitive information at their fingertips. This event is back by popular demand based on last year's success and has been updated to reveal this year's most current threats.
The FBI today is considered one of the world’s premier security and crime-fighting forces. Reporting to both the attorney general and director of national intelligence, the Bureau has dual responsibilities as a law enforcement and intelligence agency. Our priority is to help protect you, your children, your communities, and your businesses from the most dangerous threats facing our nation—from international and domestic terrorists to spies on U.S. soil, from cyber villains to corrupt government officials, from mobsters to violent street gangs, from child predators to serial killers. Along the way, we help defend and uphold our nation’s economy, physical and electronic infrastructure, and democracy.
Free Shred Day - Friday, October 25: 7:30am-3pm
Location: Long Campus Main Entrance
The annual UT Health Shred Day will be held at the flagpoles near the main entrance to the Long Campus in front of the School of Medicine Building. This free event allows faculty, staff, and students to shred sensitive work papers and other personal documentation on-site. If you have sensitive financial information like tax documents, loan forms, old credit card information, or expired checks, these can also be safely disposed. Departments can also bring computer hard drives and other media to be shredded during the event. This includes USB devices, floppies, tapes, ZIP, and JAZ drives. All material must be delivered before 3:00pm.
There will be 10 gray Shred-it bins available from Oct. 21 through Oct. 25 throughout the Long main campus hallways for employees and students to securely discard documents for shredding.
- Medical School 2nd floor, outside the main elevators
- Medical School 3rd floor, outside 309L across from the main elevators
- Medical School 4th floor, outside the main elevators
- Medical School 5th floor, outside the main elevators
- Medical School 7th floor, across from room 714L
- Dental School 2nd floor, outside the main elevator
- Dental School 3rd floor, in the connector to the Medical School near 3.663U
- Dental School 4th floor, outside the main elevator
- Dental School 5th floor, around the corner from 5.300R, next to the bench
- Near the Library, in the breezeway on the glass brick wall
One of our Shred Day goals this year will be to get old computers off the inventory. Property Control and the tech support crew of ITSM will be setting up in room 106 of the ALTC to accept computers to be taken off inventory. Bring them down with a completed Property Deletion Request and Electronic Data Storage Device Disposal forms (links below). The deletion request (Form #1) asks if the device(s) ever had storage and the electronic disposal request (Form #2) acknowledges that all data has been erased. Both forms must be filled out, even if the hard drive was removed.
Forms to submit on Shred Day for computers to be deleted from inventory:
Departmental Risk Assessments
Throughout October the Office of Information Security will be collaborating with departments across the University to complete risk assessments and implement approved risk mitigation strategies to manage risk levels for information resources. The execution of the annual IT risk assessment is broken down into two phases:
- Sensitivity classification and impact analysis on all information resources under the department's responsibility;
- Measurement of the effectiveness of administration practices to mitigate risks and ensure compliance with University policies, UT System policy, Texas Administrative Code, and federal regulatory rules that may apply to the classification of the information resource.
Aging Assets Reduction Program (AARP)
Keeping computer hardware and software updated with secure configuration standards and patched against vulnerabilities is critical to the protection of the University's information resources and data. Information Security will be meeting with departments to assess the options for older systems that cannot be upgraded or encrypted and provide guidance in transferring the data on the devices to a supported and secure location.