October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Information Technology Services will be sending out weekly tips and facts about cyber security and how we can better protect personal and University information. National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Please join us this month in raising Cyber Security Awareness. National Cyber Security Awareness Month Event Calendar
The Weekly Topics will be:
- Week 1: October 2-6
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™: Simple Steps to Online Safety
"Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility. Here is easy-to-follow, actionable advice for everyone. STOP: make sure security measures are in place. THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. CONNECT: and enjoy the internet."
- Week 2: October 9-13
Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone's Business
"Whatever your place of business ‒ whether it’s a large or small organization, healthcare provider, academic institution or government agency – creating a culture of cybersecurity from the breakroom to the board room is essential and a shared responsibility among all employees."
- Week 3: October 16-20
Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet
"Take a look into our future through the lens of the connected internet and identify strategies for security, safety and privacy while leveraging the latest technology. With the explosion of digital interconnectivity, it is critical to explore everyone’s role in protecting our cyber ecosystem."
- Week 4: October 23-27
The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity
"A key risk to our economy and security is the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect our extensive networks. Growing the next generation of a skilled cybersecurity workforce ‒ as well as training those already in the workforce ‒ is a starting point to building stronger defenses."
- Week 5: October 30-31
Protecting Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Threats
"The systems that support our daily lives – such as electricity, financial institutions and transportation – are increasingly dependent upon the internet. Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security."
- IT Security
- Reporting Suspicious Emails to IT Security
- have i been pwned?
- KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training (available for Ferris State University employees. After clicking the link, enter your email address in the web form. For example, [email protected])
- Social Networks
- Mobile Device Safety
By increasing cyber security efforts at an individual level, you can protect not only your personal information, but the information of the University as well. For more tips and facts on how to stay safe, online at work and at home, please visit Stay Safe Online and Stop Think Connect.
For any additional information please contact the TAC at 231-591-4822 or by email at [email protected]