October – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Jacob Schuldt No Comments

Brief History:

In October 2004, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security declared October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to spread awareness of cyber security, and to provide all Americans the information needed to stay secure online.  Since its beginning 11 years ago, the idea and awareness has spread to numerous enterprises, universities, the government, and individual home users.

Organizations such as the National Cyber Security Alliance have been working towards increasing nationwide awareness, and continue every year to provide Americans with the resources necessary to better protect their information when using any type of technology.

Our Efforts:

Since 2009, NCSAM’s theme has been “Our Shared Responsibility.”  With that being said, and due to the fact that Loyola’s technology use and student body continues to grow, the University Information Security Office will be holding three events to spread awareness regarding information security.  The events will be held:

Date Time Location
Thursday, October 9 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Damen 214
Tuesday, October 14 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Corboy 302
Thursday, October 23 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Damen 214

 

Additional information and the dates for these events can be found on Loyola’s UISO page.  We have also posted additional cyber security tips, which can be found on our website.

 

For more information on National Cyber Security Awareness Month and tips regarding information security, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website, StaySafeOnline’s website, or Loyola’s Information Security Office’s website.

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