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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Protecting yourself online — your identity, data and devices — is critical in today’s world where the internet is prevalent in nearly every aspect of our lives. National Cyber Security Awareness Month, now in its fifteenth year, encourages individuals, businesses and institutions to take time to educate themselves about cyber risks and online safety practices.

Throughout October, Information Technology Services (ITS) will share tips, best practices and other cyber security resources to help you learn ways to protect yourself online. Look for these on ITS Technology News’ Cyber Security Tips and ITS social media (Twitter and Facebook).

Tips and topics to be shared include the following:

  • Avoid phishing scams by using your cursor to preview website addresses before clicking on them and looking for common signs of phishing, such as an urgent message (“your account has been disabled!”) or misspellings and bad grammar.
  • Use UNCG two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your accounts and data.
  • Protect your mobile device by using a password or PIN, locking it when not in use, and keeping its operating system up to date.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.

Editor’s note: Updated Oct. 10 at 10:15 a.m. to include the helpful hyperlinks that ITS had provided. Please check out the information at each of these links.

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