Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM). This 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 exercising good cybersecurity hygiene. The University of Richmond joins other institutions of higher education in raising awareness of the vital role cybersecurity plays in a protecting the UR community. We have partnered with DHS and NCSA to bring this year's  event to campus.

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility.

This year’s overarching theme is See Yourself In Cyber and we will focus on our shared responsibility to secure systems and data. By using fundamental cybersecurity best practices you can significantly increase your security while online. Throughout the month we will focus on resources you can use to secure your work and personal accounts.

Please take the time to read Spiderbytes announcements, visit the Information Security site, and observe the various digital signage locations around campus along with IS social media.  We will be focusing on four areas that you can use to secure your accounts and systems:

  • Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Passwords and Password Managers
  • Updating Software
  • Phishing Awareness