The Marshall University Information Technology (IT) department is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to raise the Marshall community awareness of cyber security issues. Throughout the month of October, Marshall IT will be sharing information from the national campaign on Twitter and the main IT website as well as articles in the weekly campus newsletters WeAreMarshall and HerdHappenings.
This is the fifth year in which Marshall IT has participated in national cyber security awareness events. We welcome this opportunity for our team to share practical advice on information security with our campus community. We know the Marshall campus community are concerned about online threats. So now we can share information about how they can protect not only themselves but also the campus against cyber-criminal activity. We believe you will find each of the weekly topics to be helpful and welcome any feedback in how those messages can be improved.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month began 13 years ago as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. NCSAM is celebrated across the country each October under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Different cyber security issues will be addressed each week including basic online safety and security, workplace cyber security, recognizing and combating cyber crime, our continuously connected lives and what to do if you are a victim of cyber-crime.
We know folks in the Marshall community have a lot of questions about cyber security. Use of technology is a part of our everyday lives – both professionally and personally. Are you concerned when hearing reports in the news of yet another hacker security breach? Does the growing number of smart-devices in our lives put us and others at risk? Participation in National Cyber Security Month provides us with a number of opportunities to share a wide variety of resources which will help you gain a better understanding of cyber security and provides some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.
For more information about NCSAM, visit www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You are also invited to follow and use the hashtag #CyberAware on Twitter throughout the month.
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