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CyberSecurity Awareness Month

October 2013

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This event is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a collaboration of public and private institutions. NCSA provides tools and resources to empower home users, schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.

To promote cyber security awareness at Illinois State, we are bringing together topics that help you stay safe online. These topics include:

Each week, read the linked articles and then leave a comment sharing your biggest security concern on the ISU Facebook Page's weekly Cyber Security Awareness Post.

Week 1 — Stop. Think. Connect.

Be wary of communication that implores you to act immediately, sounds too good to be true, or asks for your personal information. Read on at these links to learn more ways you can “Stop. Think. Connect.”

Read the article for Week 1:

Share your biggest security concern by commenting on this week’s ISU Facebook Page Cyber Security Awareness post.

Week 2 — Protect Yourself from Cybercrime

Does your mobile device automatically lock? What would happen if it ended up in the hands of a stranger? Read on at these links to learn ways you can protect yourself from cybercrime.

Read the articles for Week 2:

Share your biggest security concern by commenting on this week’s ISU Facebook Page Cyber Security Awareness post.

Week 3 — Staying Safe on Social Networks

Don’t announce to the world you are going on vacation. An untrusted acquaintance might take that to mean your home will be vulnerable. Read on at these links to learn ways you can stay safe on social networks.

Read the articles for Week 3:

Share your biggest security concern by commenting on this week’s ISU Facebook Page Cyber Security Awareness post.

Week 4 — How the University Protects You

Student grades and class schedules are considered “Restricted Data” and access is controlled by University policy. Read on at these links to learn more ways ISU is committed to protecting your personal information through policies and procedures.

Read the articles for Week 4:

Share your biggest security concern by commenting on this week’s ISU Facebook Page Cyber Security Awareness post.