October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology whenever and however you connect. As education, socializing, and many aspects of life increasingly rely on technology, it’s more important than ever to protect your digital identity and steer clear of cybercriminals.
The theme for the month is ‘It’s easy to stay safe online’ #BeCyberSmart, and Clark University is proud to be a champion and support this online safety and education initiative.
This month is all about taking action! There are all kinds of ways to stay safe and secure online but even just practicing these cybersecurity basics can make a huge difference:
- Enable Multi-Factor Authentication
- Use Strong Passwords and a Password Manager
- Update Your Software
- Recognize and Report Phishing
We want to help you, your family, friends, and our community stay safe all year long, too. We encourage you to sign up as an individual Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion. After signing up, you’ll receive a toolkit of free resources, including simple steps you can take to #BeCyberSmart.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/champions/ and https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month.
Stay tuned for weekly emails during October highlighting cybersecurity topics.