October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. To celebrate, NYU IT is posting videos and quizzes, as well as providing links to resources and tips to help you stay secure and protect yourself from cyber threats.
Visit the Security Awareness page.
Watch each video to collect clues that will help you answer the quiz questions. Successfully complete a quiz and you’ll be entered into a giveaway for free movie passes! See the Giveaway Rules for details.
2018 Cybersecurity Topics
Phone scams have skyrocketed recently. Find out how to protect yourself from suspicious phone calls. Watch this animated video based on real-life phone scams, and read an article about phone scams in Connect.
Email scams are one of the biggest cybersecurity threats today. Determining which messages are legitimate and which are threats can be difficult. Watch this video to learn techniques that can help you identify email phishing scams and read the article in Connect about Phishing, Spear Phishing, and Whaling.
Password security is a recurring theme in cybersecurity. Review the ServiceLink knowledge base article “Password requirements and security tips” for information on NYU NetID password requirements and tips, and see the following Connect article Under Lock and Passphrase for password recommendations and best practices.
Cybersecurity for Parents
Tony Cetera, NYU IT’s Chief Information Security Officer, is speaking on how parents can encourage their children to practice smart computer security habits. October 16, Kimmel Student Center, room 406, 12:30pm–2pm. RSVP; space is limited!
NYU IT Security Alerts
Be sure to subscribe to NYU IT’s Security Alerts blog for news and alerts regarding technology security issues that may affect the NYU community.