October is cybersecurity awareness month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is presented by the UC Office of Information Security.​​​​​​​

Throughout the month of October, we’ll share a variety of resources to help you outsmart cyberthreats and protect you and your family from online attacks. We encourage you to read and share the information with your colleagues, friends, and family! 

Paper Shredding Event on Bearcats Commons

Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (OR until the truck is full!)

photo of staff on Bearcats Commons next to the shred truck and boxes of paper at past shred event

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to drop off professional or personal documents to ensure they are securely destroyed and recycled on Bearcats Commons Thursday Oct. 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (OR until the truck is full!).

Please note: All metal, including paper clips and hanging file folders must be removed in advance; staples are permissible. Plastic also needs to be removed – comb bindings, transparencies, Polaroid pictures, Tyvek envelopes. Anything that cannot be torn is not acceptable.​ 

Cybersecurity Awareness in TUC 300

Monday, Oct. 17-Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Learn more about cybersecurity and have some fun in TUC 300, Monday, Oct. 17-Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.! Cybersecurity Awareness in TUC is brought to you by the UC Office of Information Security (OIS) as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM). 

"See Yourself in Cyber" Trivia Challenge

Students, faculty, and staff members who take the weekly "See Yourself in Cyber" Trivia Challenge and provide their email address will be automatically entered into the “Cybersecurity Champion Prize Drawing” to win fun prizes each Thursday in October.

​​​​​​​One winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, and 27. All winners will be notified via email.

About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ and/or cisa.gov/ncsam.

Questions?

Reach out to us at infosec@ucmail.uc.edu.

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