BFS and Related Systems Back Online

January 10, 2016

Dear Campus Community,

We are pleased to announce the Berkeley Financial System (BFS) and other ancillary systems that interact with BFS will be back online for the opening of business tomorrow morning. Last week, BFS had been taken offline as we investigated a potential security risk to a portion of the system. Our teams will continue to research the issue over the next few days to understand what steps we can take to mitigate these types of risks going forward. Collectively, we must remain diligent in our information security efforts as these attacks continue to get more sophisticated.

We appreciate your patience as we worked through this difficult issue and we want to extend a sincere thank you to all of the staff across multiple campus units whose hard work, dedication, and collaboration in this effort led us to a successful return to business as usual.

If you experience any other technical issues, please direct questions to the IT support team in your unit or the BFS/BAIRS help desk at 510-664-9000 (Option 1, then 2).

Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer