October marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
Carolina’s Information Security Office, part of Information Technology Services, is joining with other universities to help promote NCSAM and will feature a different topic in cyber security each week in October. The topics range from sharing safety tips about securing mobile devices to avoiding being a victim of identity theft.
The Information Security Office will promote NCSAM through mailings to faculty, staff and students, events in the Pit, a Cyber Security Town Hall meeting and a student competition to see who can develop the best public service video based on the motto “STOP. THINK. CONNECT.” The student who submits the best video will be awarded a prize.
Visit security.unc.edu throughout October for details.