REMAIN VIGILANT! Please Be Aware of an Increase in Cyberattacks at UC Riverside

UC Riverside is a prime target of attacks from cybercriminals, including but not limited to phishing, ransomware, and job offer scams. Some of these attacks have already claimed victims at UCR this year. The financial, mental, and emotional toll of cyber crime is immense, which is why ITS wants to remind the Highlander community to follow cybersmart practices and remain vigilant when using technology. Visit for current security alerts. Visit for cybersmart tips and resources. 


ITS has successfully accomplished Cyxtera LAX3 Data Center setup and four (4) move events, totaling approximately 40 applications.

Operational priorities have shifted to supporting remote working and teaching in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ensuring that faculty and students have a viable and reliable online learning environment during this unprecedented time has become ITS’ absolute first priority.  Following closely behind this effort, ITS’ second priority is to ensure that all staff have the support and resources they need to continue core University operations while working remotely.  

In addition to the disruption created by the virus, feedback and data collected during the non-production move events have provided additional insight into the best approach for proper migration of specific services to the new data center.  ITS is currently incorporating the preliminary move event findings into the overall move process. 

As frequently mentioned, ITS is committed to ensuring the continued success of the campus throughout the course of this project. As such, we are currently making schedule adjustments identified as necessary to mitigate prolonged service interruption.  More information and an updated schedule will be provided as soon as these adjustments are reviewed and confirmed. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email