Security Events

Internet50—Sponsored by UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Time: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 3420 Boelter Hall

Leonard Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, 50 years to the day when his team sent the first message over the Arpanet, transforming his mathematical theory of packet switching into what would become the modern internet. Along with the trailblazing Arpanet pioneers, today’s leading technologists and visionaries will discuss the genesis, current state and future aspirations of our connected world.

2019 Bruin TEK Forum—Sponsored by UCLA Samueli #Internet50 and Spencer Trask & Co.

Time: Monday, October 28, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: 3420 Boelter Hall 

UCLA’s largest staff organizations have come together to bring you the Bruin Tools for Employee Knowledge (TEK) Forum. This year’s event will feature three panel discussions on embracing technology for professional development and management skills. We welcome you to stay for a reception after which includes a digital welcome message from UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock, “Inventor of the Internet.” 
Generational panels showcasing topics Technology, Technology Tools for Growth,Data-Driven Management and some closing Remarks by Dr. Michael Pfeffer, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, UCLA Health Sciences.
Program will be concluded with an exclusive screening (45 minutes) of National Geographic's documentary "Inside the Internet: 50 Years of Life Online" and a catered reception.

Techfair 2019 – Sponsored By Ucla Residential Life (For Students) 

Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – 7 p.m.
Location: Carnesale Commons

A festival of innovative technology. Commercial technology companies, startups and campus partners will showcase the latest and greatest advances in technology.

UC Cybersecurity Summit - UC Riverside, Oct. 24, 2018

The next UC Cybersecurity Summit is on October 24 at the UC Riverside campus. We invite you to join us in a dynamic ecosystem of information sharing, collaboration, and partnerships.

Registration is open until October 5, 2018 and space is limited to 160 attendees.

For more information, visit the UC Cybersecurity Summit page.

UC Davis 2019 Information Security Symposium- SPONSORED BY UCOP

Time: Wednesday, June 18-19, 2019 
Location: UC Davis Conference Center and Mondavi Center

Technical professionals and administrative managers from ten University of California campuses and medical centers/health systems will convene at UC Davis for the ninth Information Security Symposium. This biennial event provides IT professionals from all UC campuses, other higher education guests, and invited California state agencies, the opportunity to meet and discuss computer, network and information security issues and strategies, and provides an ideal forum for the exchange of privacy and security enhancement ideas and solutions. As technology advances, so do the cyber security threats. Security and the use of technology to confront these threats is a high priority for the California university systems and state agencies

SentinelOne Demonstration for Campus Departments

The IT Security Office will host two presentations by SentinelOne to Campus IT Departments. SentinelOne uses malware behavior and file signatures to detect and protect again executable and file-less based malware/ransomware, browser and document exploits, scripts, and credential/memory scrapers.  The product works as a complete replacement for traditional (Sophos) anti-malware or in conjunction with it.  The sessions are open to IT management and their staff, so please spread the word.

Date:               Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time:               10:00am - noon
Location:         Visualization Portal (Math Sciences Room 5628)
Date:               Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time:               3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location:         Visualization Portal (Math Sciences Room 5628)

LastPass Demonstration for Campus Departments

The IT Security Office will host a presentation by LastPass to Campus IT Departments. LastPass is a password manager which stores, retrieves, and manages complex passwords, stores them in an encrypted format, and provides secure administrative control. The session is open to all IT management and their staff, so please spread the word.

Date:               Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time:               1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
Location:         Visualization Portal (Math Sciences Room 5628)

Too Legit to Quit: How to Avoid Making Legitimate Campus Messages Look Phishy - HEISC Webinar

Speakers: Patricia Clay (DeSales University), Petr Brym (UC Davis), and Ed Hudson (CSU, Office of the Chancellor)

Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (PST), 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Webinar URL:

Description: With phishing attacks becoming more sophisticated and increasingly successful, we can’t simply rely on educating end users. How do we avoid making legitimate campus messages look phishy? How do we keep email a reliable channel for campus communications? And what are the tools or methods available to supplement our anti-phishing training campaigns on campus? This webinar will offer lessons learned, as well as the pros and cons of viable strategies for creating well-crafted messages that look legitimate. Attendees will be encouraged to share effective communication approaches they’ve used to successfully supplement a phishing awareness campaign on their campus.

Additional details are provided below.

UC’s resource for help on this topic:

Cyber Days

Time:  Saturday, February 17 AND Sunday, February 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Schoenberg Concert Hall

The UCLA Blockchain Lab will host Cyber Days – a full weekend of programming focused on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and cybersecurity – this February 17 and 18 in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA.  The sciences and arts converge at Cyber Days, where faculty, students, and the broader Los Angeles community can learn, network, and share perspectives with industry thought-leaders. Join us to discuss the hopes and challenges for this rapidly developing area; learn more about its applications in finance, healthcare, politics, and the entertainment industry.

Student tickets are available, together with volunteer opportunities and sponsorships.

Visit – both for tickets and to learn more about the schedule.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Presentation (For Students, Faculty, and staff)

How Cyber Criminals Seek to Victimize You and What You Can Do About It
With Supervisory Special Agent, Michael Sohn

Time:  Monday, October 2  – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bruin Reception Room, Ackerman Union

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Michael Sohn is currently leading a squad at the FBI Los Angeles Field Division that is responsible for investigating computer and high-technology crimes involving national security matters. His investigative experience includes cyber terrorism, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), and various criminal computer intrusion matters. Prior to his employment with the FBI, he worked as a Cyber Counterintelligence Officer for the Department of the Army, a Counter Terrorism officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency, a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, and a U.S. Army Officer. Mr. Sohn received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, Boston. 


Application Security and OWASP Workshop  (For Technical IT Staff)

With Co-Founder and CTO Abhay Bhargav of we45

Time: Tuesday, October 3 AND Wednesday, October 4  –  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Two-day class)
Location:  IDRE Portal, Math Sciences Building

Abhay Bhargav is the CTO of we45, a focused Application Security company. Abhay is the author of two international publications, Secure Java for Web Application Development, and PCI Compliance: A Definitive Guide.  Abhay is a builder and breaker of applications and has authored multiple applications in Django and NodeJS. He is a passionate Pythonist and loves the idea of automation in security. These passions prompted him to author the world’s first hands-on Security in DevOps workshop that has been delivered in multiple locations, recently as a sold-out workshop at the OWASP AppSecUSA 2016 in Washington, D.C. Abhay regularly trains professionals on Application Security, Mobile Application Security and IoT Security. In addition, Abhay speaks regularly at industry events including OWASP, ISACA, Oracle, OpenWorld, JavaOne, and others.   


Time: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 7 p.m.
Location: Carnesale Commons

A festival of innovative technology. Commercial technology companies, startups and campus partners will showcase the latest and greatest advances in technology. 


MFA Registration Drive with Duo (For STudents)

Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017  – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Dickson Court

The In-N-Out food truck will be at Dickson Court. Students can register for MFA and receive a voucher for an In-N-Out burger and chips. 


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Presentation  (For Students, Faculty, and Staff)

What You Can Do to Increase Cybersecurity and Resilience
With Chief of Operations – West, Deron McElroy 

Time: Monday, October 16, 2017  –  2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Morgan Press Room, UCLA Hall of Fame

Deron McElroy is Chief of Operations - Western United States for the DHS Cybersecurity Advisor Program. He is focused on building partnerships to enhance our Nation's cyber resilience. Deron is available to help organizations navigate and access the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community (C³) Voluntary Program and NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Previously, he served as the first DHS Cybersecurity Advisor stationed West of the Mississippi, and as Senior Strategist for the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). As Senior Strategist, Deron led the development of the Nation’s cyber incident response policy, playing a key role in the stand-up of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and participating in information sharing policy development. Prior to joining DHS, Deron worked as Staff Director for the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, as a Senior Professional Staff Member focused on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and information sharing and as a legislative aide to several Members of Congress. Deron is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and is based out of Los Angeles, California.    


MFA Registration Drive with Duo (For Students)

Time: Monday, October 23, 2017  –  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Dickson Court

The In-N-Out food truck will be at Dickson Court. Students can register for MFA and receive a voucher for an In-N-Out burger and chips. 

The Evolving International Security Landscape

Harnessing Risk Intelligence to Enhance International Travel Risk Management 
With Phillip Van Saun,  Director - Risk, Security and Resilience, UCOP

Time: Monday, October 23, 2017  –  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  
Location: Downtown L.A. Extension, 261 S. Figueroa Street, Room 108, Los Angeles, Ca  90071

Please join former British senior military intelligence officer and current Enterprise Security Consultant at PwC Nicholas Innell and Phillip Van Saun, former Marine presidential support specialist and current Director of Risk, Security and Resilience for the University of California Office of the President, as they apply risk intelligence methodologies to decipher the evolving international security landscape. Takeaways will include proven methods to sense emerging international security risks and sample triggers and contingency actions to enhance strategic international travel risk management. RSVP

Gartner Presentation: Top Cyber Security Trends for 2017/2018 and Beyond

With Research Director, Matt Stamper

Time: Monday, October 30, 2017  – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: IDRE Portal, Math Sciences Building

Matthew Stamper is a Research Director with responsibility for covering incident response, security program development, security compliance and privacy. As both a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-U.S.) with public and early-stage company experience, Mr. Stamper brings a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of cybersecurity best practices to Gartner's clients. His diverse domain knowledge spans IT service management (ITSM), cybersecurity, cloud services, control design and assessment (Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA/HITECH), privacy, governance, enterprise risk management (ERM), sales management and individual revenue contribution, new product and service development, as well as international experience in both Latin America and China.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego chapter of ISACA and Co-Chair of the Telecommunications Sector for the San Diego chapter of InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. He is a past instructor on Cloud Security and Governance for UC San Diego's Extension Program and presents on a number of cybersecurity, cloud and governance topics to audiences in both the U.S. and Mexico. Mr. Stamper has worked in the managed services industry (data centers, network services and managed services) for over 15 years. He served as the CISO for U.S. operations for KIO Networks and also oversaw the organization's cloud strategy (both hybrid and public). He also liaised with external audit to facilitate the SSAE SOC 1 and SOC 2 audit preparation (previously SAS 70). He designed the controls for the SSAE 16 used by the organization.  RSVP