To finish out Cyber Security Awareness Month, here are
some tips on how to keep from getting “tricked” into allowing malware onto your
Malware includes programs such as viruses, spyware,
adware. and ransomware:
To keep your computer running efficiently and to protect
your personal information:
All IUP faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to
take advantage of the university’s site license for MalwareBytes. This can be
downloaded and installed on personal machines, free of charge from the IT
Support Center Software page.
As part of Cyber
Security Awareness Month, IT Services is having a phishing contest. Information
about phishing can be found on the IT Support Center site.
Now that you know what a phish is and how to identify one, we want you to come
up with your best original phish message. Entries for the phishing
contest should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
and will be judged based on creativity and use of phishing factors. Three
winners (first, second, and third place) will be picked from the submissions we
receive. A $25 Co-Op gift card will be awarded to the top three
entries. Only one submission per person is allowed and is limited to IUP
students, faculty, and staff. Submissions must be received by October
31, the last day of the contest. Good luck!