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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Events

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)
 
Have you noticed the significant increase in phishing, spear phishing, online fraud attempts, malware attacks, and data breaches? The list of attack vectors is practically endless but there is one that we can all work to alleviate – the one that requires human participation. Now is the time to bring awareness to campus. Come to an event, check out the web links below, and spread the word.
 
The Information Security Operations Team (ISOT) wants to partner with you on cyber security. Please join us at these ISOT sponsored events:
 

October 2, Tuesday: Why Security Matters
Shown in Williams Family Room Davis Center, 1:00 pm.
This presentation is valuable for everyone.

October 4, Thursday: Security Awareness and Communication in the C-Suite
Shown in Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, 1:00 pm.
This is valuable for IT support personnel. 

October 11, Thursday: What You Should Know to Stay Safe Online 
Shown in Kalkin 322, 2:00 pm.
This is valuable for everyone.

October  16, Tuesday: Planning for Success  
Shown in Chittenden Bank Room, Davis Center, 1:00 pm.
This is valuable for IT support personnel. 

October 30, Tuesday: How to Create an Engaging Program People Want to Take  
Shown in Frank Livak Room, Davis Center, 1:00 pm.
This is valuable for IT support personnel. 


Each presentation lasts approximately one hour.  If your schedule permits, please stay for a discussion after each event.

IT personnel may also be interested in the monthly threat update from the SANS Internet Storm Center.  Although there is no group showing planned on campus, it is available online on Wednesday, October 10, at 1:00 pm, at no charge. 

For more information, check out these links:

Of interest to everyone:


http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/
http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/cybersecurity.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/staysafeonline

 

Of interest mainly to IT professionals:


https://wiki.internet2.edu/confluence/display/itsg2/Cybersecurity+Awareness+Resource+Library
https://www.sans.org/webcasts/isc-threat-update-20121010-95049
http://www.educause.edu/blogs/lspitzner
https://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=14200

 

Follow UVM Information Technology on Twitter for helpful tips throughout National Cyber Security Awareness Month.


Do you have more information to share? Send it to iso@uvm.edu – we want to hear from you!
 

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