Be #BearAware In and Out Of...The Office

October 1, 2021
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Since 2007, Baylor ITS has been a champion for this nationwide effort. This year's public awareness campaign focuses on eight best practices that are encouraged within the Baylor community and among all technology users.

  • Back Up Important Files
  • Always Use Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Beware of Phishing and Spearing Messages
  • Be Cautious When Using Public Wi-Fi
  • Do Not Install Ransomware On Your Devices
  • Leverage Privacy Features on Social Media Platforms
  • Use Strong Passwords to Protect Your Accounts
  • Keep Your Operating System and Software Up-To-Date

To encourage these practices, Baylor ITS is launching a public awareness campaign featuring Internet memes with characters from "The Office." In addition, all Baylor faculty and staff will be required to complete cybersecurity training on the Ignite platform beginning on October 15. Baylor ITS hopes that by giving visibility to these best practices and supporting the university with training our campus environment will continue to be cybersecure.

"National Cybersecurity Awareness Month gives us an opportunity to highlight the safe practices we should be doing all year long," said Jon Allen, chief information officer and chief information security officer for Baylor University. "Our digital lives are driven by vital personal data that lives on personally-owned devices, university systems, and servers around the world. It is important that we do all that we can to protect our data and the university's technology systems."

Visit baylor.edu/bearaware to experience this year's public awareness campaign and learn more about being #BearAware.

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