Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Cyber Awareness Basics and Best Practices

  • Use long, unique passphrase for all accounts.
  • Use a password manager.
  • Update software as soon as updates are available.
  • Be mindful of emails from unknown senders.
  • Keep backup copies of your data, locally and on the cloud.

Fight the Phish

Phishing attacks are the #1 gateway to cyberattacks and pose as emails that entice users to reveal personal information. Suspicious emails should never be opened or links clicked. Report phishing attempts to the Information Technology Department’s

 Email Phishing Red Flags
  • Hover over Links to double check where the link takes you (text can be different than link).
  • Watch for emails that tells you to click links or open attachments
    • You can the link you know as safe into your browser if you are unsure of the link.
  • Be cautious if the email has a sense of ugency, this tactic is used to make you act before thinking.


The most common tactic used by hackers is to carry out ransomware attacks through phishing campaigns. Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim's personal data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid (Wikipedia).Think before you click!

Cybersecurity Is Everyone's Job

Cybersecurity is everyone's job