Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
National Cybersecurity Alliance

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Join the Information Security Office each October as we share awareness content with the CWRU community. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and this is a great chance for the CWRU community to renew our commitment to online safety and device security habits.

Be Cyber Smart

Week 1

This week's theme is Cyber Hygiene! Learn about cybersecurity fundamentals and our CISO Mark Herron in this 5 questions article featured in The Daily.

Learn how to protect your online presence with tips in this week's article.

Week 2

This week's theme is Anti-Phishing. Learn how to safely navigate the murky sea of emails by recognizing phishing emails, those malicious emails used to steal your information and more.

Test your cybersecurity knowledge with this year's cybersecurity crossword puzzle.

Be sure to check back with The Daily for more articles this week on keeping up with cybersecurity basics, best cybersecurity practices, and games to test your cyber knowledge.

Week 3

This week's theme is CyberSe-CWRU-ity, where the cybersecurity tips are specific to CWRU. If you're a student seeking employment and want to avoid job scams, or you're a member of a campus group email that gets a lot of spam/phishing emails, you're sure to find these tips both relevant and helpful.

Week 4

This week's theme is Prioritizing Cybersecurity in a Hybrid Workplace, where you can learn more about protecting your digital presence in a hybrid environment. This includes putting cybersecurity first, securing smart devices, improving your password or passphrase, and working securely from any location. 

Enjoy the Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 crossword puzzle and test your knowledge of common and CWRU-specific cybersecurity terms!

Learn what social engineering is and how scammers use it for different types of phishing in this Secure It! Navigating the Phishy Social Engineering Ocean article.

Maintain your privacy while using social media sites with tips in this Own It!: Keeping Social Networking, Privacy Settings,  and Mobile Apps Secure article.

Learn about the 2018 Facebook hack and data breach and what that meant for your data. Even though this happened to Facebook in 2018, the information is still applicable to other social media sites today--regularly check your account privacy settings and what private information you are sharing with the social media companies.

Follow these tips to browse the web safely, especially while on campus or when using university computers.

Understand how to protect your devices against malware with these 10 tips.

Find out how to properly store and use credit card data on campus.

Conduct a Google Apps security audit to verify your Google Apps account connections.