Oct 22 – NCSAM Daily Tip


  • There are about 2 weeks left to take part in the recommended Cyber Security Awareness Training. Check back in your email for the invite or we will be sending reminders soon.
  • Come meetup with IT at the Technology Tuesday table located in the SMC lobby near the MPR. We will be there from 11:45am – 1:15pm. Come register for prizes, check your password strength, and meet representatives from IT and the student Cyber Defense Team.

Employees empowered with the resources and knowledge to protect your organization from cyber threats is one of the best lines of defense you can have. Part of that training should involve breaking down often-quoted cybersecurity misconceptions.

Misconception #1: My data (or the data I have access to) isn’t valuable.

  • Truth : All data is valuable.
  • Take Action : Do an assessment of the data you create, collect, store, access, transmit and then classify all the data by level of sensitivity so you can take steps to protect it appropriately.

Misconception #2: Cybersecurity is a technology issue.

  • Truth : Cybersecurity is best approached with a mix of employee training, clear and accepted policies and procedures, and implementation of current technologies.
  • Take Action: Educate every employee on their responsibility for protecting sensitive information.

Misconception #3: Cybersecurity requires a huge financial investment.

  • Truth : Many efforts to protect your data require little or no financial investment.
  • Take Action : Create and institute cybersecurity policies and procedures, restrict administrative and access privileges, enable multi-factor authentication and train employees to spot malicious emails.