IT joins awareness campaign, offers community forums
As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Office of Information Technology has joined Stop.Think.Connect., a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering users to be safer and more secure online.
When we take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using our computer resources a more secure experience for everyone. To that end, the campaign encourages users to:
- Stop: Make sure security measures are in place.
- Think: About the consequences of your actions and behaviors online.
- Connect: And enjoy the internet.
In support of its community outreach initiatives, the Office of Information Technology will hold two cybersecurity forums later this month, both in the DiStefano Lecture Hall.
- Cybersecurity forum for students – 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
- Cybersecurity forum for faculty and staff – 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
During the forums, IT staff will offer cybersecurity awareness tips and discuss steps that the office is taking to protect and secure the campus community. Staff will also share the newly adopted cybersecurity incident response plan; discuss how to identify, report and act in the event of a cybersecurity incident; and explore key topics such as the University computer technology policy and data handling guidelines.