For questions or concerns regarding this training, please contact the Technology Help Desk (x7000, firstname.lastname@example.org).
National Cyber Security Month
Information services provides annual online cybersecurity awareness training for staff and faculty. This year’s course includes 20 minutes of video, covering five core topics. Why is raising cybersecurity awareness so important to our campus? Even with the most advanced security technologies such as firewalls and anti-virus tools, what cyber attackers ultimately count on is human error. In this course you will be introduced to the social engineering methods that attackers use to fool you into providing unauthorized access. By taking a few simple steps and avoiding certain actions you can help prevent cyber attacks and data theft.
The course, “Cybersecurity Core Training 2019”, will be live and accessible from the ‘Custom Course Menu‘ in Moodle starting October 4. Current staff and faculty will be auto-enrolled. The target date for completion is November 1. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this training, please contact the Technology Help Desk (x7000, email@example.com).
October is National Cycbersecurity Awareness Month, and information services invites the University community to participate in various awareness activities throughout the month of October. Complete an online cybersecurity quiz or enter our monthly email phishing derby to be entered to win an amazon gift card. Stop by our informational tables in Franz Hall Lobby to learn how you can use the internet safely and securely and pick up a #cyberaware t-shirt and other giveaways. To learn more about how to partake, please see the October Cybersecurity Newsletter.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As we continue to increase internet use throughout all aspects of our lives, we need to be even more aware of potential threats to information security. The information services division is committed to raising awareness across campus to ensure a safe and secure computing environment. In recognition of the important role each of us plays in securing University of Portland information and systems, please follow these guidelines:
- Take personal responsibility for security and use good security practices.
- Be aware of email phishing scams by carefully examining sender e-mail addresses.
- Use caution when downloading or clicking on any unknown links.
- Lock your computer whenever you leave your work or study area.
- Treat your mobile device like the powerful computer it is and protect it. Only connect over a secure network (i.e. PilotsWPA) and lock your device using a passcode.
- Use strong passwords, change them regularly and never share them with anyone.
- Follow University of Portland Acceptable Use and Information Security policies. and promptly report all security incidents or concerns to the University help desk (7000, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Safeguard sensitive data from any inappropriate disclosure.
- Use privacy settings and do not post personal, sensitive, or non-public information on social media.
- Do not participate in cyber bullying activities.
- Raise awareness of good security practices among family, friends, and colleagues.
Throughout the remainder of this academic year expect to see more communications and outreach regarding information security at the University. Our policy documents are located on the University of Portland Policies and Disclosures website. For information about the University’s theft prevention software program available to all staff, faculty and students, see the FrontDoor Software website.