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CSUSB Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM)

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022

CSUSB Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) takes place every October. It is a collaborative effort between government and organizations to engage individuals in remaining safe online.  NCSAM encourages everyone to proactively take steps to enhance cybersecurity at home, at work or at play.

2022 Theme: See Yourself in Cyber 

Week 1: Password Tips

The first week of Cyber Security Awareness Month will highlight best security practices in creating strong passwords as a first step to keep information safe whether at work, at home or on the go. 

See yourself in Cyber, create a strong password by following these safety tips from CISA and Stay Safe Online:

Security Tip - Choosing and Protecting Passwords

<a href=";showinfo=0">Watch Security Awareness Episode 1: Passwords YouTube Video</a>

Week 2: Staying Safe on Social Media

The second week of Cyber Security Awareness Month will focus on best security practices when posting to social media platforms.  Many of us communicate with friends, family, via online social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram,  but may not realize that when we post personal information about ourselves or others, the information, becomes permanent. 

See Yourself in Cyber, stay safe on social platforms by adhering to practices from CISA and KnowBe4 below:

Security Tip - Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites

<a href=";showinfo=0">Watch Cybersecurity Awareness Month Weekly Tip: Social Media Safety YouTube Video</a>

Week 3: Avoiding Identity Theft and Internet Scams

This week the focus is on taking steps to avoid Identity Theft and Internet Scams involving bank accounts, credit cards, or social media.  Let’s not fall victim to the threat actors.

See Yourself in Cyber by adhering to the following safe practices from CyberNews and CISA : 

Security Tip - Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft

<a href=";showinfo=0">Watch Digital Identity Theft: What You Need to Know About It in 2022 YouTube Video</a>

Week 4: Protecting Your Digital Home

The Cyber Security Awareness Month’s topic for week # 4 we learn the best way to  protect the Digital Home or Smart Home.  Many of us find  connecting our home devices (coffee pots, alarm systems, door locks)  or other home devices saves us time and may even be convenient,  but linking these devices to the internet  creates unknown security risks.

See Yourself in Cyber, view the following video from SANS on how to protect your Digital or Smart Home

<a href=";showinfo=0">Watch Creating a Cyber Secure Home YouTube Video</a>