October 2011 BearAware Bulletin

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/).

Connect With Us Online!

Follow ITS on Twitter @BaylorITS_Alert to receive notifications of technology outages. Use the hashtag #baylorits in your own Twitter posts to ask questions or report IT issues on campus. Also, follow BearAware on Facebook!

Help!!

For questions related to these or other campus security or technology issues, call the ITS Help Desk at extension 4357/HELP