Cyber Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#CyberAware). In observance, IT will share four weekly messages aimed to help you stay cyber secure all year long!

Week 1: PHISHING
Many of you witnessed the barrage of spam email last week -- attempting to gather our usernames/passwords and even spoof email accounts. See the links below to find out how to spot future attempts and to not get hooked!

VSU Information Security Phishing Page :  http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/it/security/phishing-.php

Cybersecurity Awareness - Phishing Attacks - from SANS.org video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RHeJAEdiEc


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Week 2: PASSWORDS

Chances are you have more of them than you can stand. Like many of us, you struggle to keep up with them efficiently. As keys are to your home or auto, passwords are a critical first step in keeping your work and online ‘stuff’ safe.  

Have you considered a pass-PHRASE? When d

one well, it’s longer, easier to remember, and can be easily modified.

Tips for Choosing a Good Password

Use Two-Factor Authentication (where available)

Password Management is a Good Idea

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Week 3 : MOBILITY

You've heard the commercial already. "It isn't the device that is mobile, it's you!" Protecting your devices will keep you secure as you get around.

Smartphones

Apps

Laptops

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Week 4: HOME AND FAMILY

All good practices start at home.  Along with the advice given over the past 3 weeks of this campaign, the links below provide security tips aimed at keeping your home and the next generation secure.

Hopefully the information shared this month was not only valuable but practical enough for you to put in practice right now and make it part of your lifestyle.  We are available to provide any assistance toward your awareness in the office, classroom, domicile or mobile.

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