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IT team rises to challenge of cyberattacks

Thank you all for your patience and understanding while the ANR server was the target of an unprecedented aggressive and persistent cyberattack. I am happy to report that most web services are back online. We have all come to depend on websites for communication and outreach and I sincerely apologize for the anxiety and hardship it created as you tried to find work-arounds to conduct business.
 
I commend Chief Information Officer Sree Mada and the IT team for their heroic efforts to restore service during the two weeks that the UC ANR server was under siege. Our colleagues Ron Walker, Jon Wilson, Lora Schroeder, Steve Edberg and Bryon Noel worked around the clock to secure UC ANR's web servers and assets. Once they found an effective solution, we were back online in about 48 hours.
 
Big thanks also to our IT colleagues Mark Boyce and Larry Ross at UCOP and Dave Zavatson at UC Davis for lending their expertise and resources to restore service while we await delivery of the new firewall, which is on back order due to supply-chain issues.
 
If you encounter continuing difficulties with UC ANR websites, please alert the IT team at anritg@ucanr.edu.
 
Thanks to all of you for your dedication and hard work in spite of unexpected challenges. I continue to be amazed at the ingenuity of ANR people to solve problems.
 
Glenda Humiston
Vice President
Posted on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 8:52 AM
Tags: cybersecurity (9), IT (7), September 2021 (11)

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