October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the WashU Information Security Office (ISO) wants to take this opportunity to remind students, faculty and staff to be vigilant in protecting your personal information as well as university information.

As the lines between our work and daily lives become increasingly blurred, developing habits and behaviors that help you protect against cyber threats—at work and at home—is more important than ever. Your WashU information security team has provided a list of tips to help keep you safe (click here).

This year, the Information Security Office is focusing its National Cyber Security Awareness Month training internally, with a series of training for university IT staff. Staff can expect to receive information about training opportunities soon.

The Information Security Office is developing a new website aimed to provide guidance and to direct the WashU community to cyber security resources with a more intuitive and effective navigation structure. The website will be launched later this fall.

Did you know the Information Security Office has a twitter page? Follow the ISO to learn more about cyber security trends, training, tips and services.

Remember, cyber security is our shared responsibility. What you do online has the potential to affect everyone—at home, at work and around the world. Practicing good online habits benefits the global digital community.

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