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NCSAM is ending, but cybersecurity isn’t a one-and-done

By Larrisa Beth Turner

6 hours, 42 minutes.

As of January 2019, that’s the average amount of time the world’s internet users spend online each day. That’s almost an entire work shift or the last two theatrical film releases of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy combined.

Now think about all the devices you own that connect to the internet, either automatically or when prompted. You can see how we’re connected now more than ever — and thus more vulnerable to cyberthreats.

That’s why cybersecurity is so important.

For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the U’s Information Security Office (ISO) has published and promoted various resources (like the quiz below) to help you own, secure, and protect your digital profile and devices. If you haven’t visited our NCSAM website yet, now’s the perfect time.

This year’s NCSAM topics include:





University Information Technology (UIT) and the Information Security Office (ISO) also provide the following resources, which are updated year-round.

You also can find more on our additional IT resources web page.


As part of this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign, ISO’s Governance, Compliance & Risk team is giving away free block U decals. Pick one up at the Office of Orientation and Transition in the Union, Knowledge Commons in Marriott Library or the front desk of 102 Tower.

Last Updated: 10/30/19