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Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Protect the Nest: Be a Cyber Eagle!
Join the NCCU IT Security department in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).
Each week in October is dedicated to a specific cyber security theme with corresponding messaging. Throughout the month, you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge on security principles, learn more about phishing, identity theft, protecting yourself at work and home, and much more. Participation in weekly activities will not only bring your security awareness to the forefront but also help make North Carolina Central University a #CyberAware university.
Please remember to protect yourself and NCCU by guarding sensitive information and staying safe online.


National Cyber Security Awareness Month Themes

Week 1: October 1 - 11 Mobile Device Checkpoint

Week 2: October 12 - 18 Own IT.

Week 3: October 19 - 25 Secure IT.

Week 4: October 26 - 31 Protect IT.

ITS Cyber Security Awareness Events

Week 1: Thursday, October 10, 10:40a - 12p

Shepard Library, First Floor
Mobile Device Checkpoint: Participants will learn how to secure their smart phones to not give out data
unintentionally.
Gone Phishing: Participants will learn how to recognize phishing emails and what to do when they receive one.

Week 2: Wednesday, October 16, 10:40a - 12p

Alexander-Dunn Bowl, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Social Media: Participants will learn the perils of using social media and how to protect themselves.

Thursday, October 17, 10:40a - 12p

Shepard Library, Top Floor, Rm 361
Escape Room: A physical adventure game using clues, hints and strategies to complete objectives at hand within a set time.

Week 3: Wednesday, October 23, 10:40a - 12p

Alexander-Dunn Bowl, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mobile Device Checkpoint: Participants will learn how to secure their smart phones to not give out data
unintentionally.
P@ssword: Participants will learn about viruses and malware, and how to protect against them.
Special Guest: Zachery Mitcham, Cybersecurity Expert

Thursday, October 24, 10:40a - 3p

Shepard Library, Top Floor, Rm 361 (Walk-ins Welcomed)
Escape Room: A physical adventure game using clues, hints, and strategies to complete objectives at hand within a set time.

Week 4: Thursday, October 31, 10:40a - 12p

Shepard Library, Top Floor, Rm 361
Escape Room: A physical adventure game using clues, hints and strategies to complete objectives at hand within a set time.

Shepard Library, First Floor
Before and After Using Public PCs and Wi-Fi Hotspots: Participants will learn how to keep their information safe when using a publically available PC and Wi-Fi hotspots.

Do You Use Protection? Participants will learn how to keep their privacy and personal information safe on the Internet.

Cyber Security Tips

We encourage you to ALWAYS practice good cyber security habits, as they are essential to protecting your computer systems and potentially your physical safety. Help raise cyber security awareness by sharing the tips you find useful. To get you started, here are some simple tips to assist you in being vigilant in your technology usage:

Follow the national conversation with the hashtag #CyberAware on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

 
 
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