Tech Corner: October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of IT Communications and Web Strategy

Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month—previously known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month—continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. Watch for weekly tips from the Office of Information Technology to help keep you Cyber Smart.

The annual month of awareness is sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

More importantly than ever, in today’s hybrid work environment, we are more susceptible to attacks like phishing and social engineering. Cybercriminals know this and are constantly changing tactics to exploit new vulnerabilities. Throughout the month of October, our dedicated Information Security experts will be sharing tips, resources, and even some new services to help keep UCO cyber secure.