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NCSAM 2017 is almost over. What did we learn?


By Emily Rushton

Each year, University Information Technology (UIT) participates in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) - a collaborative effort to teach students, staff, and faculty how to keep their online lives safe and secure. The internet plays a big factor in our lives at work and at home, and no one is immune to cyber threats, which grow more pervasive by the day. It's everyone's responsibility to learn how to behave safely online, and every October, UIT helps to show you how.

In case you missed it, check out what we've covered this month and get ready to give those security skills a tune-up - you never know when you might need them!

Week 1: Simple Steps to Online Safety

Technological innovations have changed the way we live our lives. We are more connected now than ever before. As we become more active cyber citizens, we also need to protect our online presence. Follow these basic tips to stay safe online.

Week 2: Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone's Business

As a state employee and/or student, you are especially vulnerable to cyber crime. If a criminal obtains your uNID and password, he/she can then access many University systems, some of which contain your personal and confidential information (e.g. CIS).

Week 3: Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

Digital interconnectivity requires more than the internet. It requires information about you. You should be protective of your electronic information in the same way you would be protective of your purse, wallet, or backpack.

Week 4: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

The systems that support our daily lives – such as electricity, financial institutions and transportation – are increasingly dependent upon the internet. Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security.

Last Updated: 9/26/18