October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Secure your screen movie marquee cybersecurity themeEach week, we will share helpful tips and resources to secure your screen against the hackers — at work and at home:

Remember cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility. Report any suspicious activity immediately to the IT Office of Information Security .

2023 Theme: Secure your screen

IoT movie poster: Red light shines across a typical two-story house with a bloody WiFi icon above and IoT below the houseWeek 0 - Now Showing: Cybersecurity Awareness Month  (September 25 - 29)
IoT: Hackers have a new home. Smart devices may be monitoring and storing information about you. Protect yourself by changing default passwords and turn off IoT devices when they aren't in use.
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Flaws movie poster: The Jaws poster but with a laptop open showing its teeth towards a man relaxing in a tube with his laptop in his lapWeek 1 - Now Showing: Recognizing and reporting phishing (October 2 - 6)
Flaws: This phish bites back! Phishers trick you with offers and enticing links, exploiting your natural curiosity. Don't be fooled! Examine URLs before clicking and never download anything you weren't expecting.
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Passwords movie poster: Multiverse of different hands holding a mobile phone broken out into ten shattered sections from the center of the screen where Passwords is displayedWeek 2 - Now Showing: Passwords and password managers manager (October 9- 13)
Passwords: Infinite possibilities. Use long, strong passwords or pass phrases that are easy to remember, but difficult for hackers to guess. Ask your organization about preferred password managers.
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UpDates movie poster: A black man smiles and leans against an enlarged mobile phone he is pointing to that has a pink pixel heart and status meter. Up has an arrow pointing up in pink next to dates in yellow in front of a blue pixel heart pattern backgroundWeek 3 - Now Showing: Software updates (October 16 - 20)
UpDates: He lost his heart, but not his data. Updates keep your devices protected from the latest threats. Install them as soon as possible and enable auto-updates to make sure you're always protected.
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MFA movie poster: Monster trucks, motorcycles, UFOs beaming up cows, electric guitars, helicopters, parachuters, nun chucks, and a bald eagle burst out of a large cloudy explosion with MFA in steel surrounded by shiny gold. A laptop and mobile device appear over this over-the-top display with a lock shield and a code that the laptop needs and the mobile phone displaysWeek 4 - Now Showing: Enabling multi-factor authentication (October 23 - 27)
MFA: Two factors are better than one. Protect your data access with multiple authentication factors, such as passwords, access token and device authentication. Hackers can't steal them all!
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Distinguished Speaker Series

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Come to our information table!

Throughout the month of October, we will have an information table set up in the Breezeway in front of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. Talk to us about how to protect yourself from cyber attacks.

Information table schedule

  • Monday, October 2, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Shred those unwanted hard drives

Every Friday in October, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, you can bring your unwanted hard drives, diskettes, tapes, and other electronic media to be shredded by DoIT's drive shredder. Come by the Office of Information Security in Corpus Christi Hall, Room 203, to watch your unwanted media get pulverized.