Office of Information Technology

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

Stay Safe. Stay Secure.
Brown's Cy Bear reminds you that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a great time to pick up new tools and strategies as well as hone your cyber defenses against online threats like phishing, and vulnerabilities such as unprotected devices and personal information.

Cybersecurity & Privacy Festival: The Future of Work | Oct 19 & 20 | 1 - 5

The special two-day online event, Ivy+ Cybersecurity & Privacy Festival: The Future of Work, offers an informative assortment of workshops, panel discussions, and lightning talks that will help you achieve online safety and security in your personal and professional life. The event is hosted by Stanford University, who has partnered with leading universities around the country. Visit the link to register for this free event.

City skyline with the text Ivy+ Cybersecurity & Privacy Festival 2021 - The Future of Work - October 19th & 20th - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET

LastPass Drop-in Sessions | Oct 12 & 26 | Noon

If you fit into any of the following groups:

  • Curious about LastPass as a possibility for solving your password issues?
  • Humming along with LastPass's basic services and now want to learn a bit more?
  • A long-time LastPass user with questions about its features?
  • Heard about LastPass Families being offered at Brown at no cost and want to know how to get started?

then you're invited to join OIT's Information Security Group on the 12th and 26th at noon for LastPass drop-in events, when you can ask questions, pick up tips, and learn more about LastPass Families. Register now to receive the Zoom link: Tue Oct 12th  |  Tue Oct 26th.

Quick Views

Watch Top Threats to the Home to learn to learn the most common threats to home digital security and how to secure a home WiFi network and smart home devices.

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.

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.

Explore Further

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

  • Cybersecurity Awareness: Malware Explained (2017)
  • Digital Citizenship (2016)
  • Internet Safety for Students (2017)
  • 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.

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