October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

The Office of Information Security is excited to announce that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  NCSAM is spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). It is a collaborative effort among educational institutions, government, and businesses to promote Internet safety and data security.

Throughout the month of October, we will be providing a variety of resources to help you better understand cyber security and the steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and our organization.  Our goal is to enable you to make the most of today’s technology.

NCSAM October 2016

WEEK 1:  Best Practices for All Digital Citizens

  • Securing Your Home Network (email
  • Creating a Cyber Secure Home
  • Online Safety for Kids

WEEK 2:  Creating a Culture of Cyber Awareness in the Workplace

  • Protecting Your Workplace
  • Spearfishing / CEO Fraud
  • Reporting Incidents

WEEK 3:  Recognizing & Combating Cybercrime

  • Don’t Get Hooked (Phishing 101)
  • Ransomware Facts & Tips
  • Browser Security

WEEK 4:  Our Continuously Connected Lives

  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Social Networking Security
  • Mobile Device Checkup (Save the Date! October 28th from 11am-1pm in ASH 202)

If you have any questions about cyber security, feel free to contact the Office of Information Security at 512-499-4389 or email infosecurity@utsystem.edu.