Cybersecurity Awareness Month Newsletter

Know the Rules of the Road

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We’re on the last leg of our road trip, but our cybersecurity adventure is far from over. The WashU Office of Information Security will always be your trusty navigator and loyal travel companion on the Road to Cybersecurity. We’ll help you steer through the twists and turns of the road ahead and give you a calm heads up if we detect a hazard.

Experienced drivers know that to stay safe on the road, you need to 1) stay alert and aware, 2) drive defensively, and 3) follow the rules. The same wisdom applies on the Road to Cybersecurity.

Defend your data and that of your colleagues, students, patients, and research participants by remaining vigilant against cybercriminals. Go slow, follow the signs of suspicious emails, and report anything phishy to the Office of Information Security using the Phish Alert Button (PAB).

Remember that it’s important to know the rules of the road—the policies that we use to protect everyone in the WashU community from damaging data breaches and security incidents. Just as traffic laws are required learning for every driver so that we can share the road safely, our information security policies are meant to protect our systems and data so that we can achieve our shared mission of teaching, research, and patient care.