October 2018: Cyber Security Awareness Month

Article 1: Recommended Information Security Practices

As a partner in the Department of Homeland Security’s the University of Louisville Information Security Office is proud to promote Octobers National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the importance of online safety. Throughout the month, we will highlight the issue of cybersecurity on our website, and in UofL Today. We hope you will join our efforts to promote this awareness effort by sharing this information with others in your department. Online safety and security are shared responsibilities; together we can positively affect our online community.

Please take these simple actions improve your online security:

  • Treat personal information like money – value it and be cautious about how apps and websites collect it.
  • Regularly update the software on your devices, including PCs, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, to reduce the risk of infection from malware.
  • Talk with your family, friends, and co-workers about the importance of Internet safety.
  • Control and limit who can see personal information online by checking the privacy and security settings on accounts and apps. Do not enter personal information into social media sites that is not required or necessary.
  • Be cautious about what you receive or read online; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Bookmark the new IT Phish Bowl web site so that you are familiar with the latest phishing scams affecting campus.

Visit our website for additional NCSAM information and watch for announcements regarding upcoming open training sessions that will be held at the HSC and Belknap campuses.