Raising Awareness of Cyber Security

October 19, 2011

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Menlo College has registered as a “NCSAM Champion” with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), an organization whose mission is to “educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely”. This is the first year that Menlo has participated in NCSAM, now in its 7th year.

As a NCSAM champion, Menlo commits to providing information about online security to its students, faculty, and staff. In addition to tweeting useful security tips on Twitter (@MenloIT), the college's Office of Information Technology is conducting a “Get Cyber Savvy!” seminar on Tuesday, October 25 at 9 p.m. in the Russell Center.

“We spend so much of our lives online, and yet many of us are unsure about how to protect ourselves and our data in an increasingly virtual world,” said Raechelle Clemmons, Menlo's Chief Information Officer. “It’s important that as future leaders, our students not only know how to safeguard themselves, but also understand the shared role that we all have in securing our digital community.”

The October 25 seminar will include a “cyber security challenge”—where teams of 3-5 will compete against each other for prizes—and provide attendees with useful tips for being more cyber aware and secure. Attendees will also receive free anti-virus software, which is good through July 2014. The event is open to all members of the Menlo community.

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