October 2016: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Did you know?
- 93% of Americans believe their online actions can help make the web safer for everyone.
- However, 28% of Americans say they lack knowledge about ways to stay safer online.
Here are some tips to help:
- Protect Your Device: Add a passcode to your cell phone, tablet, or laptop right now!
- Use Strong Passwords or Passphrases: Especially for online banking and other important accounts.
- Check Your Social Media Settings: Review your social media security and privacy settings frequently. Enable two-step verification whenever possible.
- Educate Yourself: Stay informed about the latest technology trends and security issues such as malware and phishing (review previous training modules ).
- Ask questions or report issues: Contact the IT Help Desk at 7284 for more information or to report issues.
- Know your responsibility: University Policy 117 Information Security Policy states that:
“All workforce members are:
- Responsible for protecting any institutional information and systems that they access, process or handle;
- Responsible for the consequences of their decisions and actions associated with institutional information access and processing; and
- Responsible for discussing and reporting any suspicious or harmful behavior and activity to the IT Division and the owner of the institutional information, if known. “