Welcome to the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This week, we will focus on how to secure yourself at work. You may not realize it, but you are a target at work, regardless of what you do. You are an extension of our cybersecurity team, as effective cybersecurity requires everyone’s participation.

Recommended Practices:

•    Be able to detect cybersecurity incidents–recognizing an incident quickly can help minimize the impact. We are a target for cyber criminals who find value in the information we keep on our mobile devices and computers. Please take the time to review a poster that helps you understand the value you have to cyber-attackers and the different tactics they use to target you.
•    Be aware of non-public information in your custody–educate staff about their role in protecting data and encourage them to ask for help if they don’t know how to do so.
•    Whatever your role at work, you’re the first and last line of defense in keeping our organization safe online–brush up on your cybersecurity awareness and stay vigilant to threats all year round. A good place to start is by reading the OUCH! newsletter that reinforces the basics of what social engineering attacks are and how to spot them.

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.

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