UIT encourages shared responsibility for Internet security
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
(NCSAM). The theme for this year is “The Internet is a Shared
Resource and Securing it is Our Shared Responsibility.” National
Cyber Security Awareness Month is about everyone doing their
part to make sure our online lives are kept safe and secure.
UH is an official endorser of NCSAM, which in partnership with
National Cyber Security Alliance
is sponsored annually by the
Department of Homeland Security
Multi-State Information Sharing and
NCSAM emphasizes security as “our shared responsibility." No one
individual, business or government entity is responsible for
securing cyberspace. Everyone has a role. That's why the
organization teaches that a simple action for everyone to use to
stay safer and more secure online is to “Stop. Think. Connect.”
During October, the UIT Security team encourages UH faculty,
staff and students to take steps to be safe and secure online,
both on campus and at home.
UIT Security will be unveiling an updated website at
Thursday, Oct. 11, that will highlight helpful tips to stay
ahead of security issues such as phishing, identity theft and
malware. Information regarding other security issues such as
legal downloading and good password management practices also
will be available.
To help encourage users to think about security, UIT Security is
asking to share their best security tips at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win one of five gift
cards to be given away at the end of October.
Anyone who likes the UH IT Facebook page or follows UH IT on
Twitter and shares a security tip will be entered in a drawing
to win a $100 Best Buy gift card. Your tip may also be featured
on the UIT Website.
UIT Security staff is available to attend department or
organizational meetings to give a presentation or have a
discussion about security issues. Email
email@example.com to schedule a representative from
UIT Security to attend your next meeting.