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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. Throughout the month ITS and Communications and Training have compiled 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. 




  • Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety: 
    • Oct. 1 to Oct. 5
  • Data Encryption. Keeping Your Information Secure: 
    • Oct. 8 to Oct. 12
  • It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work: 
    • Oct. 15 to Oct. 19
  • Own Your Online Presence: 
    • Oct. 22 to Oct. 26
  • Ongoing Security Awareness Training
    • Oct. 29-31
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View the recording of the
UNF ITS Security Team Security Workshop 
on current Cyber Security Initiatives at UNF



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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 29-31  

Theme: Ongoing Security Awareness Training

Tip of the Week: Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it. Information about you, such as your purchase history or location, has value – just like money. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it’s collected through apps and websites.

Week Four: October 22-26  

Theme: Own Your Online Presence

Tip of the Week: Keep a Clean Machine. Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.

Week Three: October 15-19 

Theme: It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

Tip of the Week: If you collect it, protect it. Follow reasonable security measures to protect individuals’ personal information from inappropriate and unauthorized access.

Week Two: October 8-12 


Theme: Data Encryption. Keeping Your Information Secure 

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 1-5

Theme: Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

Tip of the Week: Defend your device. Don’t be tricked into downloading malicious software. Think before you open attachments or click links in email or IM, or on a social network—even if you know the sender. Confirm with the sender that the message is authentic. Don’t click links or buttons in pop-up windows.