|Are You Secure?
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Information Technology Services will kickoff our annual BearAware campaign at Dr Pepper Hour on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. This year's campaign will focus on four security risks that are prevalent in our community:
- Email Phishing: Avoiding fraudulent emails whose only purpose is to "fish" for information that can be used for identity theft.
- Password Security: Encouraging the use of strong passwords that are carefully handled.
- Social Media Security: Exercising caution when clicking links sent by friends and allowing particular apps to access information on your profile.
- Personal Information Security: Increasing awareness about sensitive information stored on mobile devices, laptops or desktop computers.
In addition to the Dr Pepper Hour, ITS will host a STEPP Luncheon on October 18, 2011, and will feature "Securing the Human," a online series that introduces users to secure practices online.
Look for BearAware campaign materials across campus during the month of October. Be safe online both at home and on-campus to promote a secure IT environment. For more information, please visit our BearAware site (http://www.baylor.edu/bearaware/) or the online home for National Cybersecurity Awareness Week (http://www.staysafeoniine.org/).