October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Created more than a decade ago by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM is designed to provide every American with resources to stay safe and secure online.
SLU as an NCSAM Champion
Saint Louis University joins a global group of colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations and non-profit organizations on the list of NCSAM Champions to promote online safety awareness. As an official Champion, SLU recognizes its commitment to cybersecurity and online safety. For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NCSAM Champions program, and how to participate in NCSAM activities, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam.
IT Security and Compliance NCSAM Activities
As part of SLU's NCSAM efforts, IT Security and Compliance has put together a plethora of activities for the SLU community. Visit their information booths at the Busch Student Center and Education Union for cyber security tips, giveaways, and games. Posters will be located across campus and in dorms to offer quick cyber safety reminders.
Join the Information Security Team - Cyber Security is a Shared Responsibility
The Information Security Team has already partnered with Pius Library to set up a year-round cyber security display. Small group discussions and presentations with various organizations across campus to recruit ambassadors for the program have also begun. Contact the Information Security Team if you would like to help spread the word or are interested in reserving a cyber security awareness presentation for your department or class, and watch for tips and information each week in Newslink throughout October.
Take some time to educate yourself on various cyber security issues. The National Cyber Security Alliance put together a calendar with tips, videos and games to help you quickly and easily improve your knowledge each day. Cyber Security is our shared responsibility.