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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2019!
It's that time of the year again. Get ready to OWN, SECURE, and PROTECT yourself online both in the office and at home.
Throughout the month, you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge on security principles, participate in escape rooms and learn more about social media phishing, email phishing, multi-factor authentication (MFA), online work safety and much more. Participation in weekly activities will not only bring your security awareness to the forefront, but help make Kent State University #BeCyberSmart.
Here you can find the weekly newsletters and activities!
Tip of the Week:
Home Wireless Networks Are Vulnerable When Not Properly Secured. Require a Password and Encrypt Your Connection to Remain Safe.
Intruders who break into your wireless network could potentially gain access to your personal and confidential documents or to work documents that you have accessed from home. To reduce the possibility of risk, you should require a login and password to connect to your network and you should ensure that it is encrypted. Use WPA rather than WEP; WEP is an old type of security that is not very effective. If your wireless router only offers WEP security, it may be time to upgrade.
Phishing scams appear to originate from a trusted source to trick a user into providing information. The attacker can then use this information to access your accounts, gather additional private information about you, and make purchases or apply for credit in your name.
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Identity theft is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, in order to impersonate someone else.
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Your password protects you from unwanted access to your accounts. In combination with your userid, your password verifies who you are and also grants you access to protected resources.
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