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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The University of Richmond Information Services division is participating in a security awareness campaign in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). As published on the Department of Homeland Security website: NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and its public and private partners, including the National Cyber Security Alliance, to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene.

During the month of October, IS will be sharing weekly information with the UR community through the use of the Spiderbytes digest, via the IS website, and through the various digital signage locations around the campus. The messaging will center around UR specific weekly “themes” relating to security 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 2-6 What are Phishing scams, and how to avoid them?

Week 2: October 9-13 Awareness of University of Richmond Information Services Policies and Guidelines

Week 3: October 16-20 Best practices for maintaining secure passwords and protecting data

Week 4: October 23-27 Protecting yourself against Consumer related cyber threats

Cyber Identity Class

In conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Information Services department is offering a Cyber Identity class. We will be talking about passwords, cloud services, data backups, and tips to protect your cyber identity while you are online. Please go to the following link to sign up for classes: