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 a year of LastPass Premium and other prizes. Our topics will include:
- Week 1: Spam
- Week 2: Malware
- Week 3: Cyberbullying
- Week 4: Identity Theft
- Week 5: Phishing
Join us in Space154 on October 31st from 12-4 p.m. for a cybersecurity trick-or-treat event. Department of Information Technology staff will be hosting an afternoon of games, giveaways, and Halloween fun.
To learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness month and the topics covered, please visit our Cybersecurity Awareness Month page.
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