Tech Tip for October 12, 2020

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Below are a few tips to help you be a Cyber Eagle!

  1. Don’t abandon your devices unlocked/unattended. The electronic devices that we own (computers and mobile phones) contain personal data on them that can harm us if it got in the wrong hands. Make it a practice to never leave your phones unlocked and/or unattended at any place.
  2. Limit the availability of your personal information. Limiting the number of people who have access to contact information or details about interests, habits, or employment reduces exposure to cybercrimes.
  3. When connecting wirelessly, choose secure networks. Use internet connections you can trust, such as your home service or a connection through your wireless carrier. Public networks are not very secure, which makes it easy for others to intercept your data. If you choose to connect to open networks, consider using antivirus and firewall software on your device, which allows you to connect to the internet securely by keeping your exchanges private.

Reminder: Be sure to attend our cybersecurity panel discussion this Thursday. We have some great individuals lined up to give you helpful information!

Event Details

  • Title: "Preparation for the Changing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape"
  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 15, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Attendees can use the following link below to attend:
  • Summary: These days it's not a matter of if you'll be impacted by a security breach, but when.  Be sure to join Joel Faison, Dr. Donna Grant, Dr. Erastus Karanja, and guest speaker Rene Daughtry for a great discussion hosted by NCCU Alum, Alexis Harrison. This discussion will focus on trends and technologies influencing cybersecurity strategy and how to effectively prepare for the changing landscape.
Contact Person:
Eagle Technical Assistance Center (ETAC)