Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), annually recognizes October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  This year’s theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”.

This month is about highlighting ways we can all improve our security hygiene and keep cybersecure.

Weekly Email Communications

Each week in October, we will email students and employees with cybersecurity-related news and tips, and links to those communications will be added below.  Share your appreciation for NCSAM with #BeCyberSmart and #CyberAware.

Week 1 – 10/6/20

Subject:  CSULB Email Security News (Version for Students and Employees)

Topics include New Email Security Features and Information Security is Everyone’s Responsibility.

Week 2 – 10/13/20

Subject:  If You Connect It, Protect It

Topic discusses five ways to reduce our digital risks.

Week 3 – 10/20/20

Subject:  Phishing Awareness Tips

Topic discusses most common phishing scenarios and what you should do in response.

Week 4 – 10/27/20

Subject:  Staying Cybersecure

Topic reviews the key concepts involving protecting your many connected devices and reminds us to stay vigilant about ongoing phishing attempts.

Additional Resources

Protect Your Data and Devices

Beware of Email Phishing Scams

CSU Channel Islands Cybersecurity Awareness webinar recorded 10/22/20, including guest presenter Cuc Du, Information Security Officer at CSULB



Sample Webinar Topics and Timestamps include:

  • Secure Your Home Network [4:50]
  • Apps that control your smartphone [16:27]
  • Why is keeping your hardware and software updated important [20:54]
  • Concerns around the camera for privacy [23:04]
  • IOT [30:23]
  • Password Tips [44:39]

Stay Safe Online Library

Video: If you connect it, protect it

Information Security Education videos by KnowBe4