UNF Cyber Security Awareness Month Activities
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and every year Information Technology Services participates in a series of activities throughout the month. During the month ITS and Communications and Training compile a variety of resources and events to help you better understand cyber security and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and our organization.
2017 WEEKLY THEMES:
- STOP.THINK.CONNECT. – Simple Steps to Online Safety:
- Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone's Business:
- Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet:
- The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cyber Security:
- Protecting Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Threats:
UNF ITS Security Team Password/Passphrase Security Forum
Be sure to like the ITS Facebook page to stay up to date on all activities taking place throughout the month of October.
Week Five: October 30-31
Theme: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats
Tip of the Week: Be aware of what you share. Review privacy policies before purchasing a product/app or connecting a device to the internet and ensure privacy settings restrict access to your information.
Week Four: October 23-27
Theme: The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity
Tip of the Week:
Protect your money: When banking and shopping, check to be sure the site is security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https://” which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure
Week Three: October 16-21
Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet
Tip of the Week:
Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots. Limit the type of business you conduct and adjust the security settings on your device to limit who can access your machine. Personal data is the fuel that makes smart devices work.
Week Two: October 9-13
Theme: Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone's Business
Tip of the Week: Encrypt storage media - Any device such as laptop hard drives, mobile phones, thumb drives, etc. that stores data or can be used to gain access to sensitive information should be encrypted. This will help prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information in the event it is lost or stolen.
Week One: October 2-6
Theme: STOP.THINK.CONNECT. – Simple Steps to Online Safety
Tip of the Week: Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.