Monthly Archive: September 2017

Empowering Women in Information Technology: The UCSB Women in Technology Initiative

Women in Technology Group at UCSB

By Lisa Klock.  In February 2017, several women and I launched the UC Santa Barbara Women in Technology (WIT) initiative, to promote women’s leadership, success, and economic advancement – in short, to empower women working in technology.

Influenced by the…
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Who Ya Gonna Call? Mythbusters, Ghostbusters or Women in IT?

Screenshot of tweet that says: "My friends coined a word: hepeated. For when a women suggests an idea and it's ignored, but then a guy says the same thing and everybody loves it."

By Ann Kovalchick.  There is no shortage of evidence that women in technology face particular challenges and barriers. The Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officers Studies (CHECS) conducts an annual survey of Higher Education CIO Roles and Effectiveness….
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Helping Scientists Understand Research Cyber Risks

By Sean Peisert, Karen Stocks, and Von Welch.  Cyber attacks don’t just hit big corporations or governments or hospitals. Anything connected to networks is vulnerable, and that includes research and open science.

In general, scientists who use computers and other…
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Greedy Algorithms, An Evil Twin, and Formula E Electric Sports Cars

INROADS interns

By Ghanya Thomas. Three talented UC students learned about work at the Office of the President (UCOP) this summer as they completed internships with Information Technology Services (ITS). The students were sponsored through INROADS, a nonprofit provider that recruits…
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9 CSHEMA Awards for UC Risk and Safety Solutions

9 CSHEMA awards on display

By Crystal Ross O’Hara.  Risk and Safety Solutions was recently recognized by the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), for excellence in innovation as well as marketing and communications. Risk and Safety Solutions received nine awards at…
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5 Highlights from the Cybersecurity Summit at UC Davis

By Cassie Baloue. The UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center (C3)  hosted its third UC Cybersecurity Summit at UC Davis as a track during the Information Security Symposium, June 20-21, 2017. The theme of the summit was “Race to Resiliency,” which covered…
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Register for the Oct. 18 UC Cybersecurity Summit at UCSD

Photo of Speaker at Cybersecurity Summit

By David Rusting. Registration for the fourth biannual UC Cybersecurity Summit, October 18, 2017, at UC San Diego, is now open. Please join us for a full day of information and insights about cybersecurity and cyber-risk management – and to…
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