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:
- Your digital profile: Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.
- Cybercrime victims lose millions each year. Do you know how to protect your digital profile and devices?
- The strongest line of defense against cyberthreats
- Building a culture around cybersecurity at the University of Utah