October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Lights in your home. Security cameras. Social Media. Banking. Medical and academic records. The internet is prevalent in nearly every aspect of our lives today whether we are aware of it or not. The physical safety of your devices and the security of your data is crucial. Staying safe online is so crucial that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is now in its fourteenth year.

Technology Services is one of hundreds of private and public institutions around the country that are working with the National Cyber Security Alliance to raise awareness of cybersecurity during October.

Visit the Tech Services’ NCSAM page and social media (follow us at @TechServicesIL and on Facebook)  to increase awareness of what faculty, students, and staff can do to increase their cyber security.

For 2017, the focuses will be:

  • Week 1: Protect Yourself
  • Week 2: Minimize Your Risk
  • Week 3: Secure Your Data
  • Week 4: Security In Your Profession
  • Week 5: Protect Your Hardware