OIT’s Cybersecurity department coordinates University information security initiatives, creates awareness for information security issues, and investigates information security incidents.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Logo

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

Now in its 15th year, NCSAM is co-led by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, the nation’s leading nonprofit public-private partnership promoting the safe and secure use of the internet and digital privacy. Recognized annually in October, NCSAM involves the participation of a multitude of industry leaders ‒ mobilizing individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, academia, multinational corporations and governments.

Encouraging digital citizens around the globe to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, NCSAM is harnessing the collective impact of its programs and resources to increase awareness about today’s ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Keys and a wooden house on a keychain

Make Your Home a Haven for Online Security

This week focuses on cybersecurity in a person’s home/personal life, as these key behaviors translate well between both work and home.

Today, many households have parents, toddlers, tweens, teens and grandparents living under one roof. Each of these age groups is likely to have unique awareness levels and online habits. With consumer interest in smart home products increasing – 48 percent of U.S. consumers intend to buy at least one smart home device in 2018 ‒ ongoing education for all generations is critical. By continuously learning about and practicing good cybersecurity at home, the entire household and online community at large will reap the benefits of a more secure, connected world.

Security is non-negotiable and security awareness isn’t limited to the workplace. Watch and share Symantec’s FREE Security Awareness Quick Tip video series for brief, actionable information to share with your friends and family! Be sure to talk to your friends and family about the inherent risks associated with their actions at work, at home and at school whether they’re online or not.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

VPNFilter – Malware That Targets Your Router

Don’t Let Your Social Network Profile Get Hacked!

How to Spot a Bogus URL!

We encourage you to share these materials with others, including your family, friends, and neighbors. If you have any questions about our activities in October or suggestions on how to improve our cybersecurity efforts, please contact us at

Security Awareness Tip of the Day

Browse With Encryption
October 18, 2018

Browse With Encryption

October 17, 2018


Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Router
October 16, 2018

Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Router

Reporting an Incident
October 15, 2018

Reporting an Incident

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