Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Today we are connected to our smartphones or a computer wherever we go, and because of that, our world is becoming increasingly dependent on cybersecurity. TAMIU is proud to be a part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help us all understand the latest ways to protect the University and our friends and families online.

You can significantly increase your cybersecurity online, at work, and at home by taking simple steps: Enable Multi-Factor Authentication, Use a Trusted Password Manager and Strong Passwords, Recognize and Report Phishing, and Update Your Software. Throughout October, we will learn more about these cyber basics through various activities and learning opportunities planned for Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) enables you to learn about cyber basics and advanced cybersecurity issues.

At CISA’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month website www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month, there is basic information, classes, and even live events throughout October.

Ultimately, the security we place around our organization is only as strong as you. We encourage you to visit the CISA website, download the Tips Sheets, and share them with your coworkers, family, and friends. After all this education, you and our organization will be one of the most secure places online.

To report any suspicious online activity or suspicious emails, please email us at helpdesk@tamiu.edu or it-security@tamiu.edu.

CISA stands for Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. This agency works in strengthening cybersecurity and infrastructure protection at all levels of government, helps U.S. states with the coordination of cybersecurity programs, and enhances the cybersecurity protections of the government against hackers both private and nation-state sponsored.

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