October 2021: Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Be a Cybersecurity Champion

As part of the Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program, the University's Information Security Office is proud to promote National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to this year's Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme "Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart". The program aims to empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.  Throughout the month, we will focus on this overarching message.  We hope you will join our efforts to promote awareness by sharing this information with others.

If everyone does their part, our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.  Learn more about online safety by reading the articles below:


This week's article:  Social Media Tips

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the internet.  With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post and every status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world.  How can you be proactive and "Do your Part. #Be CyberSmart"? 

Article Week #2:  Phishing Tips

Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware or to collect personal and financial information.  Cyber criminals attempt to lure users to click on a link or open an attachment that infects their computer.  Phishing emails may appear to come from legitimate sources and may request personal information or account numbers.

Article Week #1: Security Basics 

As our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms, which can become a gold mine for bad actors. This week's article will highlight best security practices and focus on general cyber hygiene to keep your information safe. Creating strong passwords and using multi-factor authentication, backing up your data, and updating your software are great places to start. This is a great way to Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart!