October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2010

October 01, 2010

The goal in October is to raise awareness about the many technology-related threats we face each day, and to learn how we can better protect our computers, our information, and ourselves. An important key to effective cyber security is each of us taking active measures to protect the information and computing systems under our control.

As in past years, ITS will run a series of cyber security "Tips of the Week" through USCS's online News and Events during the month of October. These brief articles highlight important cyber security topics and provide some concrete steps you can take. This year's topics include:

*Shutting down or restarting your computer at least weekly to help make sure software and security updates are properly installed and are protecting your computer and information Read Full Article

*Knowing what is stored on your computer and taking the time to eliminate what is no longer needed -- especially where Social Security numbers (SSN) are involved Read Full Article

*Cyber security for mobile devices Read Full Article

*ITS’ "Top 10 List" of good computing practices as a resource for practical dos and don’ts to help keep your computer and information secure

Please take a moment to read these articles and view the posters you'll see around campus to identify specific actions you can take to increase and promote cyber security in your area.

Thank you for your efforts to increase awareness of cyber security issues. Additional resources are available at the ITS Security Awareness Website. If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Support Center.

Mary Doyle 
Vice Chancellor, Information Technology