IT team rises to challenge of cyberattacks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.