The Internet is part of everyone’s life, every day. We use the Internet at work, home, for enjoyment, and to connect with those close to us. However, being constantly connected brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse.

No country, industry, community, or individual is immune to cyber risks. As individuals, cybersecurity risks can threaten our finances, identity, and privacy. Universities, which are characterized by their openness based on academic freedom, are among the most widely attacked targets.

Our way of life depends on critical infrastructure and the digital technology that operates it. The University takes steps to ensure the security of our infrastructure and systems, but cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure!

You can connect with our Security Operations Center directly at

Visit our IT Security at UC Santa Barbara page for more details.

Software & Tools

Our Security Team is capable of handling today's most pressing digital threats with the latest IT security technology on the market. The team can consult your department or assist if your digital assets have been compromised due to any hacking or phishing attacks. Please reach out to our Security Operations Center with any questions or concerns at

Building Access Control

As a Department Access Controller [DAC] you can ask for Building Access Control [BAC] support via a ServiceNow catalog. Only DACs can view the service offerings since it is expected that your users go through the access protocols you have in place for your secured areas.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with Duo

UC Santa Barbara offers multi-factor authentication and security portals to protect logins for products across campus.

Palo Alto Networks

A pioneering Security Operating Platform that safeguards your digital transformation with continuous innovation that combines the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. Tight integration across the platform, and with partners, simplifies security so you can secure users, applications, and data.

Pulse Secure (VPN)

A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. A VPN is an alternative to a truly private network, where someone completely owns the infrastructure (i.e., wires) between locations and no one else can use it. UCSB has its Campus VPN service you can configure on your device.

Trellix (FireEye)

Trellix (formerly FireEye) has created a unique learning system. Our real-time knowledge of the threat landscape ensures that our offerings provide the best means to protect our customers. We are constantly guided by our frontline expertise as we build our products, deliver threat intelligence and arm our services team to prepare for, respond to and prevent breaches. Learn more about Trellix on the FAQ page. 

VSaaS - Video Security as a Service

ITS has partnered with a commercial Video Surveillance provider to deliver a managed, supported, scalable, and cost-efficient one-stop service.