October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is here again and with it comes the fourteenth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month. NCSAM was created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to increase awareness and prevention of current online security threats. Awareness helps everyone appropriately recognize and respond to technology security concerns, regardless of their level of technology education. 

Proper cyber security awareness and implementation allows Computing & Information Technology live up to our commitments to all of Wayne State University students, faculty and staff. WSU takes the privacy and storage of personal information very seriously, and C&IT works constantly to make certain that all information is kept safe. Physical and cyber security allows us to properly prepare our students to thrive and succeed, and help enhance the process of innovation and entrepreneurship across the entire campus community. 

What you can do 

Cyberattacks have been a hot news story for 2017. The WannaCry ransomwareWikileak's discovery of CIA files and the now infamous Equifax leak have all shown us just how easy it is to be the victim of a cyber attack. Cyber security is everyone's responsibility and with the ever growing threat, awareness and education are even more important. 

  • Stop: Before you do anything online, make sure security measures are in place. Connect to WSU-SECURE not WSU-PUBLIC, report suspicious emails, use the VPN if you're off campus, and do not share you AccessID password

  • Think: Consider the consequences of your online actions. It's not just your information that may be leaked, the whole WSU community is vulnerable if your Wayne Connect or other system credentials are weak or stolen. 

  • Connect: C&IT works hard to provide the proper tools and channels to support the entire WSU community so that you may safely work and play online. 

Learn more about online security at security.wayne.edu. If you have questions or think you have been the victim of a cyberattack, contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 or helpdesk@wayne.edu

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