October is designated by President Obama to be National
Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). In
a world where the Internet is woven into our daily lives, it is important to
take steps to ensure our privacy and safety when online. During this month, universities, private
sector, and government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security,
are promoting cyber security awareness through various events and initiatives.
IUP IT Support and the IUP Institute for Information
Assurance are proud to join this national campaign. IT Support is offering several sections of “What
YOU need to know about Cyber Security” and will be passing on cyber security
tips throughout the month. The Institute
for Information Assurance will host the eight Information
Assurance Day conference on October 29 in the HUB. More information is to come.
This year’s NCSAM theme is “Our shared responsibility.” Consider attending one of the sessions this
month. When you receive an e-mail from
IT Support with a tip on cyber security, or an important warning about a phishing
scheme and the like, take a minute to consider the message. It may save you from losing your privacy,
contracting a virus, or other grief. Let’s
all take steps to keep IUP and America safe.