October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
Michigan Tech is a proud champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). All month long we'll be sharing tips on how to stay safe online. Cyber security is not only critical for keeping Michigan Tech's data safe, but for keeping you safe at home, too.
Cyber Security awareness doesn't end when October is over! Check out the SANS Security Awareness Tip of the Day web page for more tips on staying safe and secure.
Week One—Make your home a haven for online safety
Keep kids safe online
Our kids interact with technology everyday—at school and at home. Keeping them safe
means educating them (and ourselves) so that they made good decisions when they're
P.S.—Even if you aren't a parent, there are some helpful tips on online behavior and safety!
Protect your home network and devices
Not only is a secure wireless network important, but everything we attach to it needs to be secure, too. Learn how to set up a strong password, Dos and Don'ts for setting up your wireless network, and what to do if you DO get hacked.
Internet of Things (IoT)
We're not just connecting computers to our wireless networks anymore. In an age where everything can be controlled—from our thermostats to lightbulbs to home security systems—what do we need to look out for to keep our devices safe?
Week Two—Careers in Cyber Security
Job shortages in Cyber Security
Cyber security professionals, or information security analysts, protect a company or organization's data and network. Cyber security jobs are in high demand right now, and there are a wide range of careers. This is a great time to consider a career in cyber security.
Educating for a career in Cyber Security
Learn about Michigan Tech Alumni who are currently working in cyber security careers.
Week Three—It's everyone's job to ensure online safety at work
Information security and online safety is a shared effort in the workplace. Everyone has a part to play in reporting suspicious activity such as phishing email and fraud.
Google Drive safety
Take advantage of the Security Checkup feature to help secure your Michigan Tech Google account
Phishing emails and websites
Phishing emails are one of the largest threats that result in compromised accounts, check out these tips on how to spot a phishing email and stay safe online:
Passwords and Two-step
Week Four—Safeguarding the nation's critical infrastructure
Since this week’s NCSAM theme is safeguarding the nation’s critical infrastructure, we want to highlight a few articles regarding the vulnerabilities in our power grid and other critical infrastructure.
Presidential Policy Directive 21 focuses on strengthening the security and resiliency of our critical infrastructure. The DHS has more information and guidance for each sector of critical infrastructure at: Critical Infrastructure Sectors.