October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Information Technology Services will sponsor events that focus on several areas of online information security. Weekly themes include:
Below are the activities that ITS will provide during the month of October to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems at UNF.
Theme: Social Media Privacy: Reputation Protection. Is your reputation on the line? We'll look at being public on social media while protecting your privacy. What do you have to lose? Maybe a lot.
Tip of the Week:
The popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and others has expanded tremendously in recent years, with nearly two-thirds of Americans using these sites regularly. These sites are prime targets for malware distribution and scams because of the volume of users and the amount of personal information being posted. As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, ITS offers these five tips for staying private with social media.
Theme: Protect Mobile Devices. Learn how to protect your mobile device, whether a laptop, tablet, smartphone or in between, and keep them safe when on the move.
Tip of the Week:
Cell phones and tablets get lost or stolen every day. A study by Symantec found 96% of lost smartphones are accessed by their finders. Protect your information by setting up a passcode on your smartphone or tablet that locks your device when not in use. Click here for directions on setting up a password or PIN for your smartphone.
Theme: Fend Off Phishing & Cyber Scams. Be alert and Informed. This week focuses on raising your level of awareness. We'll teach you how to fend off fishing attacks, spot scams, navigate safely online, and more.
Fend Off Phishing & Cyber Scams Webinar
Join the campus for an online presentation on cyber security scams on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 12 to 1 p.m. As part of Cyber Security Awareness month, Information Technology Services will host a talk on how to fend off phishing attacks, spot scams, navigate safely online, and more. Register for the webinar at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E959D782854730. Questions may be directed to Alison Cruess at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-620-2583.
Theme: Be Safe Online. Take Control. In the end, only you are responsible for your own safety. We wrap up the month by pulling it all together with an informal town hall discussion that focuses on cyber security best practices.
Swoop with the IT Group Town Hall
As part of Cyber Security Awareness month, Information Technology Services will hold “Swoop with the IT Group, a town hall meeting, on Monday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Union West, Room 3703, Ballroom B. ITS staff will present best practices for online safety and share the latest and greatest campus technology services. Refreshments will be served. Bring your questions and “Swoop” with ITS at this interactive and informative gathering. Register for “Swoop with the IT Group” at http://unf.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_71K0yQB7QCnLUr3. Questions may be directed to Alison Cruess at email@example.com or 904-620-2583
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