Welcome to the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week, we focus on just how digitally connected our world has become. Specifically, how we can reduce cybersecurity threats as we move closer to an always-connected “Internet of Things.”

Please help protect yourself against cyber criminals by:

  • Reading a security awareness newsletter on passphrases, a password-creation technique to make all your devices—from smartphones and tablets to Internet connected thermostats and refrigerators—more secure.
  • Reading a security awareness newsletter on the Internet of Things (IoT) that describes Internet-connected “smart” devices such as doorbells, light bulbs, WiFi routers, thermostats, and refrigerators—and how to make them more secure.
  • Reviewing a poster on all the different ways your online identity, accounts, and systems have value to cyber criminals.
  • Viewing a video (three minutes) on malware, what it is, some common examples such as ransomware, and what you can do to stop it.

Our weekly awareness emails, supporting information, and a growing list of security resources are available from the Cyber Security Awareness Month and Information Security pages on the CUNY Website.

Please be sure to also share these materials with students. A monthly security awareness newsletter (OUCH!) is also available on the Information Technology Services Webpage.