October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month
This October is the perfect time to learn how to stay safe online. Information Technology Services has many resources to help you protect your personal information.
- All BC computers come equipped with anti-virus software. You can also download anti-virus software for home use free at bc.edu/software
- Sensitive information, such as credit card and social security numbers is protected with the help of Identity Finder. Identify Finder monitors BC computers for potential confidential information and alerts you when it finds it.
- Unwanted and potentially harmful junk email is filtered. View your quarantined spam through the Portal.
In addition to our year-round efforts, you can take advantage of some special events and resources during Cyber Security Awareness Month:
- Faculty and Staff can attend a 1-hour Lunch and Learn to learn about Staying Safe Online.
- Enter our “Cyber Security Awareness” video contest to win great prizes.
- Learn identify email phishing scams by taking an online quiz at http://www.sonicwall.com/phishing.
- Check out the bulletin board in the CTRC for tips on how to keep your computer and personal information safe.
- The The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is coordinating a joint webcast, "Cyber Security Is Our Shared Responsibility," on Thursday, October 14 (2-3:30 pm EDT). Space is limited, so register today.
To learn more about cyber security BC , visit bc.edu/security.