Why is Computer Security Important?

Computer Security supports the University’s mission by enabling people to carry out their jobs, education, and research in a secure environment. It protects critical business processes, and personal and sensitive information.


Securing the Human

Each one of us is responsible for the security of the entire campus.

Computer Security follows the 10/90 Rule: 10% Technology / 90% Human Nature. Most security threats are largely avoidable by using Safe Computing Practices. These are nothing more than “good habits” to build while using technology, and benefit at home as well as at work.

Security Objectives for All Campus Community Members

  • Learn “good computing security practices.”
  • Incorporate these practices into your everyday routine. Encourage others to do so as well.
  • Notify the appropriate contacts if you become aware of a suspected security incident.

Your UCMnetID

All students, staff, and faculty here are assigned a UCM Network Identification (UCMnetID) code. Your UCMNetID is your first initial and last name, sometimes followed by a number. It is the first part of your UCM email address. For example, if your email is jdoe2@ucmerced.edu, then jdoe2 is your UCMNetID.

STUDENTS: If you do not have a UCMNetID, please contact the Office of the Registrar to have one created as soon as possible.

Account Management Services

Account and Identity Management
New UCMNetID
Renaming your UCMNetID
Password Change

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