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Proposals Sought for Information Security Symposium

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By Bill Buchanan

The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, a popular and low-cost source of ideas, new information, and networking for UC security and compliance professionals, is now accepting proposals for the 2019 conference.

The event will take place…
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Top 5 Stories in 2018 for UC IT

By Tom Andriola and Matt Hall.

 1. UC gets deal on IT infrastructure

UC conducted a single procurement initiative for five categories of IT infrastructure products and services – routers and switches, wireless, firewalls, servers, and storage. The result?…
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Empowering UC Health Patients with Apple Health Records

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By Drs. Aaron Neinstein and Christopher Longhurst. In a major advance for patients, the nearly 5 million people who receive care annually at any of the University of California medical centers – including Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and…
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Improve Cybersecurity by Cultivating a Diverse Workforce

By Jeané Blunt. Camille Crittenden was the keynote speaker at the biannual UC Cyber Security Summit, held at UC Riverside, October 24, and hosted by the UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center. She spoke compellingly about the lack of diversity in…
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California’s Research Network Connects Science and Community

Louis Fox, CENIC CEO

By Susan Rambo. CENIC — the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California — wants to connect the state of California into one giant wireless mesh network. With 20 million users, non-profit network operator CENIC (pronounced “scenic”) may be in a good position…
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Our Cloud Story: How UC Santa Cruz Migrated to AWS 

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 By Charles McIntyre. Early in 2017, UC Santa Cruz went live with its first enterprise IT service in the cloud, the Identity Management (IDM) system. This was followed in rapid succession by other migrations to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud: PeopleSoft Campus Solutions in…
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Hackathon Draws Fresh Ideas for Patient Engagement

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By Marissa Ventura. They came from across the country to dream up ideas, using technology, to improve patient engagement and their experience in today’s health-care system. Whether it involved crowd-sourcing, blockchain technology, or Alexa skills, more than 200 undergraduate and…
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What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?

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By Scott Seaborn. On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live, significantly changing the international privacy landscape and raising the regulatory stakes for institutions and companies working with the personal data of persons in Europe.  Read more about What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?