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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The theme for 2018 is: "Protecting the UR network is our shared responsibility."

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and its public and private partners, including the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene.  The University of Richmond will join other institutions of higher education to raise awareness of the vital role cybersecurity plays in a thriving community. We have partnered with DHS and NCSA to bring this year's NCSAM event to campus.

During the month of October, Information Services will be sharing information to engage the UR community.  Please take the time to read Spiderbytes announcements, visit the Information Security site, and observe the various digital signage locations around the campus. Each week there will be a theme specific for UR that provides cybersecurity information and education, best practices for protecting University data, as well as tips for protecting your personal data.

The weekly themes are as follows:

Week 1: October 1 - 7 Make Your Dorm, Home, or Office a Haven for Online Safety

Week 2: October 8 - 14 Avoid Being a Victim of Cybercrime: 5 Tips Every UR Student Should Know!

Week 3: October 15 - 21 It's Everyone's Job to Ensure Online Safety on Campus

Week 4: October 22 - 31 Securing your Internet of Things (IoT):  Google Home, Amazon Alexa, etc.

Upcoming Activities on Campus

  • Cybersecurity Fair - Tuesday, October 2 @ 10am - 2pm in the Westhampton Hanging Lounge in THC
  • Data Backup Session - Tuesday, October 16 @ 10am in Weinstein Brown Alley Rm 313 (closed)
  • CyberSecurity Lunch and Learn - Friday, October 26 @ 12pm in Tyler Haynes Commons Rm 305 (closed)

University of Richmond has been recognized as a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security in recognition of its commitment to creating a safer, more secure internet.  See us listed on

NCSAM Champion