Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

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Stay Safe. Stay Secure.

Brown's Cy Bear reminds you that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a great time to brush up on your cyber defenses against threats like phishing and online dangers, as well as vulnerabilities such as unprotected devices and personal information.

In recognition of this special month, CIS will host an online event where you can ask your pressing questions, pick up tips on best practices, and enhance your current cybersecurity routine.

Join us on October 22 @ noon for a lively Q&A session with Brown's cybersecurity experts.

  • Mark DieterichShriram KhrishnamurthiWhat's it about? Q&A session to help answer a wide variety of questions and misconceptions about online security.
  • Who is presenting? Professor of Computer Science, Shriram Krishnamurthi, and Director of Information Technology Security, Mark Dieterich, will field your questions.
  • Why should I attend? Because you'll have your questions answered and learn tips on protecting yourself.
  • How do I sign up? You can register for this Zoom event by completing this short form.

We also recommend the following LinkedInLearning courses, accessed via Workday. 

  • Cybersecurity at Work
    If you own a smartphone, work on a computer, or use the internet, then you're exposed to a variety of security risks on a daily basis. In this course, instructor Caroline Wong details what these threats are and what you can do about them—both to protect yourself. others and Brown.
  • Learning Mobile Device Security
    Mobile devices have become critical to the way we work and live. That's what makes them such an attractive target to hackers and cybercriminals. This course provides a practical, hands-on approach to securing your mobile device and protecting your hardware, apps, and data from theft and intrusion.
  • Security Awareness: Social Engineering
    One of the most dangerous forms of hacking because it preys on human nature, social engineering takes many forms, including phishing, vishing, baiting, and physical activities like tailgating.

Watch Creating a Cybersecure Home to learn how to protect personal devices, a home Wi-Fi network, and online accounts. It also covers the importance of information backups, such as Cloud services or external hard drives, in the event of an attack, theft, or loss of a device.

This short video, Email and Phishing, covers key methods cyber attackers when trying to tempt you to take the bait in an email, the primary clues you can use to detect phishing, and how to safely check links in email.

CIS' Information Security Group is a proud champion of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.