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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month  

Cybersecurity October can be full of ghouls and ghosts, but what’s scarier than that? Scammers and fraudsters who want to hack into your computer, undetected, and steal your personal information or install malware.

The United States Department of Homeland Security has declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) at Seton Hall University will provide valuable information that will help you understand the need for computer security, your role in keeping your devices and applications secure, and tips and information about protecting your identity and the university’s data.

Each week, another aspect of cyber security will be highlighted, on the web, on campus and in direct e-mail communications from the Department of Information Technology (DoIT). A short phishing quiz will also be emailed as part of the weekly cybersecurity newsletter. Users that successfully pass the quiz will be eligible to win an Apple Watch SE or up to $150 in gift cards from Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

  • Week 1: Spam
  • Week 2: Malware
  • Week 3: Cyberbullying
  • Week 4: Identity Theft
  • Week 5: Phishing

Have an interest in cybersecurity? Join us on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a virtual cybersecurity conference hosted by Seton Hall.

The first of its kind in New Jersey, New Jersey Cybersecurity 2020: Connect-Collaborate-Careers, will connect students and university faculty and administrators with cybersecurity business leaders.

To learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness month and the topics covered, please visit our Cybersecurity Awareness Month page.

Categories: Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Milan Stanic
  • (973) 761-7566
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