National Security Awareness Month


Cybersecurity Awareness Month - October 2023

It's Easy to Stay Safe Online

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology whenever and however you connect. The theme for the month is "Secure our World" and the University of Colorado is proud to be a Champion and support this online safety and education initiative again this year.

Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest hot topics both inside and outside of technology circles over the last two years. From securing learning devices due to a rise in digital learning, to coping with the fallout of high-profile breaches. It can be easy for us to become overwhelmed and to feel powerless by the threats posed by cybersecurity. But nothing could be further from the truth. Some have a misperception that cybersecurity is beyond everyday people and that it should be left to the professionals. Some people may believe that breaches are simply a fact of life and that we should just learn to deal with them. But this just isn’t true. As everyday technology users, we have a key role to play in cybersecurity threat prevention, detection, and remediation.

Throughout October, CU raise awareness on key best practices that we can implement today to enhance their own cybersecurity and create a more secure world for everyone.

Tip 1: Recognize phishing, which is still among the primary threats from cybercriminals
Tip 2: Know the classification and sensitivity of the CU information you manage and how to keep it safe
Tip 3: Create strong, unique passwords and changing them regularly
Tip 4: Enable multi-factor authentication on personal devices
Visit the CISA web page for more tips!

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