National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Beware of rogue URLs

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between October 18, 2021 and October 25, 2021.

October 18, 2021

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Technology Services encourages our students, faculty, and staff to #BeCyberSmart!

This week, we share helpful tips and resources to help you stay safe and secure online — at work and at home. If everyone does their part, our digital world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.

Remember, cybersecurity is our shared responsibility. Report any suspicious activity immediately to the Technology Services Help Desk via email or call 863-874-8888.

Here are this week’s helpful tips and resources:

Training video: Your Role: Internet Security & You

This video helps you understand today’s threat landscape and see that the threats out there are more common than you might think. By learning how to better spot a cyberattack, you can make smarter security decisions every day and help prevent a cybercrime attack that would put the University and you at risk.

Training topic: Creating Strong Passwords – Security Awareness Training

A whopping 81 percent of data breaches used stolen or weak passwords. This module covers important rules for creating strong passwords, including the latest trend in password security — the passphrase. You will also discover ways you can keep your passwords secure.

Check out some of the red flags of rogue URLs here.

See security awareness training tips here

For more information, contact the Help Desk via email or call 863-874-8888.