Tag Archive: UC Santa Cruz

UC Privacy Paradigm Exemplifies GDPR Compliance

European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation logo

By Denise Dolezal. As news sinks in that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to UC, it might cause some consternation across the university. But what if there is a bright side to the extraterritorial…
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Hummingbird: UCSC’s Small but Mighty Open-Access Computational Cluster

By Stephen Hauskins. High-end computational capabilities and support are rapidly becoming a necessity for UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, researchers, and collaborators. However, access to this type of capability is disproportionately distributed. Hummingbird, a shared computational cluster, is UCSC’s…
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UC’s Learning Data Privacy Principles Gaining National Attention

By Jim Phillips and Jim Williamson.

Our campuses are awash in data, and there are many initiatives underway to capture, store, and use that data for analysis, predictions, and, in some cases, prescriptive action(s) based on those predictions.

When an…
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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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Know before You Go: Cyber Safety Tips for Your Summer Travels

A plane flying next to a computer that says "Keep it Safe."

By Julie Goldstein. Smartphones and other electronic devices have made it easier to stay in touch and multi-task while traveling. But they can also mean increased cyber risks for keeping your personal and university information private, as well as increased…
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Meet Van Williams: UC Santa Cruz’s New Vice Chancellor of Information Technology

Van Williams with his youngest son, Benjamin Williams.

By Lisa Bono. Van Williams started as vice chancellor of information technology at UC Santa Cruz on July 2, 2018, replacing retired VC Mary Doyle and interim VC Brad Smith.

Van has spent much of his professional life on the…
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Could You Hack a Pacemaker? – Lessons from the 5th Cyber Security Summit

Alex Bustamante and Dr. Klonoff

By Yvonne Tevis and Alexa Rivetti.

The fifth biannual UC Cyber Security Summit was held in a hay barn.

At UC Santa Cruz, nearly 130 University of California personnel gathered in the lovely restored Cowell Ranch Hay Barn on…
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UC Sweeps at CENIC’s Innovation in Networking Awards

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Innovations in Networking Awards are presented each year by CENIC to highlight exemplary innovations that leverage ultra-high bandwidth networking. The winning innovations have the potential to transform the ways in which instruction and research are conducted as well as further the deployment of broadband…
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