October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

We live in a digital world.

The internet is a huge part of our lives at work and at home, and no one is immune to cyber threats. Constantly being connected means increased risks to our privacy and security every single day. It is everyone's responsibility to learn how to behave safely and responsibly online - and when we do, we make the internet safer and more secure for us all. 

This month we'll be talking about how to be aware of the many threats to your online security and the proactive ways you can avoid those threats.

Check back to this page for updates, as new content will be published and linked to weekly.


Week 1: Simple Steps to Online Safety

October 2-6

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. 

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

October 9-13

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

October 16-20

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

October 23-27

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: 10/10/18