October 9, 2017
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NSCAM) was created in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security. Observed every October, the purpose of NCSAM is to spread awareness of good cybersecurity practices and ensure that useful resources are available for people of all ages to learn how to stay safe and secure online. UF Information Technology participates in NCSAM each year. This year’s resources include:
- Publishing a new Welcome page on the Information Security Office website. The https://security.ufl.edu/welcome page covers, in high-level, not overly technical language, the primary messages from UF’s information security experts: how to stay away from malware, spot phishing, create strong passwords, and keep mobile devices safe.
- Partnering with UPD to offer two free cyber security training events on October 12. Learn more about the event and register here.
- Printing “Don’t Get Scammed!” postcards and making them available to any student organization or campus unit. The postcards provide tips for recognizing phishing attempts and what to do about them. Email UFIT Communications if you’d like copies to share with your colleagues, and we’ll deliver them!
Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility. Follow #CyberAware and #NCSAM on Twitter for additional information on how to keep your personal information out of the wrong hands.