National Cybersecuirty Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
UK ITS will be hosting various events and opportunities for you to learn more about cybersecurity through the month of October! Want to be involved? Here's some things you can do:
Follow us on social media (ITS Social Media channels) to hear more about events and share our daily cybersecurity tips!
Join a digital scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize! (Start here)
Watch the fun & educational web series "Inside Man" (Episodes coming soon)
Take new cybersecurity courses available to UK employees in myUK Learning!
Learn more about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month at CISA.gov
Participate in any of our events below!
Save the Date: UK_CyberCon 2023
Save the date for the 2nd annual CyberCon event on Monday, October 30 at The Cornerstone!
This year’s event will host:
- Free Food, Exhibits, Games, Networking, and Prizes
- Federal Agency Presentation (FBI and CISA) – Today’s Threats, Agency Role & Response, & the Future
- Guest Speaker Alex Keedy, UK Alumna & Cybersecurity Woman of the Year Finalist
- Careers in Cybersecurity Panel
Cybersecurity Web Series
Training & Best Practices
Explore resources below to learn more about cybersecurity.
WATCH & READ: Reporting Phishing in MS Outlook
WATCH: Email, Phishing, and Messaging
WATCH: Data Security
WATCH: Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
WATCH: Keeping Your Data Safe While Traveling Abroad
Watch the video below to Cybersecurity tips to be aware of while you are traveling abroad. Whether that is before you leave, while on your trip, or when you get home.
Types of Threats
Other types of threats can be found at www.fbi.gov/investigate/cyber
Phishing can be defined as a cybercrime where one may be contacted by someone posing as a legitimate institution or person to encourage individuals to provide sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII), financial information, or passwords. This crime can result in identity theft and financial loss.
Want to receive emails about common phishing attacks seen at UK?
Many scammers try to trick you with messages to apply for jobs. These can often result in identity theft or loss of money.
- Fake Check Scams - someone you don’t know sends you a check and asks for money back. More information
- Work from Home Job Scams - Several types of job offers to trick you into losing money. More information & examples
- Gift Card Scams - scammers posing as businesses asking for payment or a "donation" with a gift card. More information
- Applying for a job on Handshake? Review these safety tips for job searches at Safety: Best Practices for Job Searches
See our Top 5 Job Scams: Tips to Recognize and Avoid These Career Traps to learn more.
Malware, or malicious software, are files or code that are used by attackers to perform malicious behavior on a machine. There are a wide variety of malware attacks which often result in stolen information or money.
Cybersecurity Tools Available at UK
Learn more about tools used at UK to protect our University data and systems.
Multi-Factor Authentication adds an extra-layer of protection to your data and personal information! Visit the Tech Help Center for all related information at Multi-Factor Authentication Article listing.
Advanced Threat Protection
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) protects the University community against malicious content sent to any University email address and content stored in Microsoft 365 by reducing exploits like direct deposit fraud, W2 theft, and ransomware attacks which can be spread globally.
MalwareBytes for Students
External tagging immediately flags any emails that are sent from non-UK addresses as "external".