National Cyber Security
Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The campaign highlights awareness of cyber threats and ways to stay secure online. The Division of IT will participate in NCSAM with this year’s theme of OwnIT – own your personal identity. During the month of October, we will host several informative events for our FIU community to gain cyber security educational awareness and tools to protect your digital life – both at work and home. During NCSAM, we aim to educate and empower our community to stay secure online while maintaining ownership of your personal identity. To learn more about the NCSAM, visit the leaders of the campaign, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Lunch and Learn Sessions

Attend our Lunch and Learn sessions highlighting various cyber security topics to help you #OwnIT.

Student

Have lunch on us at one of our sessions. All sessions are from 12 – 1 p.m.
Open to all students at MMC and BBC. Spots are limited!

Monday, October 8
Phishing: Don’t Take the Bait
MMC – PC 414
Tuesday, October 16
Let’s Get LITerate in Cybersecurity
BBC – HM 260
Wednesday, October 17
Protect Your Selfie
MMC – PC 414
Tuesday, October 23
Cloud: Keeping What’s Yours, “Yours”
MMC – PC 414

Sign up to a session.

Faculty & Staff

Open to all faculty and staff at MMC and BBC.

Monday, October 1
Phishing: Don’t Take the Bait
MMC – PC 414
10 – 11 a.m.
Thursday, October 4
Cloud: Keeping What’s Yours, “Yours”
MMC – PC 414
12 – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10
Protect the Pack: Don’t Get Hacked
MMC – PC 414
12 – 1 p.m.
Friday, October 12
Have you had the “Tech Talk” with your kids?
MMC – PC 414 & BBC – HM 249
12 – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16
Let’s Get LITerate in Cybersecurity
BBC – HM 260
12 – 1 p.m.
Friday, October 19
Protect Your Selfie
MMC – PC 414 & BBC – HM 249
12 – 1 p.m.
Monday, October 22
Have you had the “Tech Talk” with your kids?
MMC – PC 414
12 – 1 p.m.
Monday, October 29
Be Smart About Your Smartphone
MMC – PC 414
10 – 11 a.m.

To sign up, log in to Professional Development, browse by Departments and
find our sessions under the IT Security section.

Security Tabling Event

Visit us at the tabling event where you can get answers to all of your cybersecurity questions
and receive free giveaways.

Wednesday, October 31
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Graham Cemter (GC) Pit

CyberSecurity Topic of the Month: Phishing

Do you think before you click? Phishing attempts are on the rise – think twice before opening that “sus” email. Phishing is when you receive an email that imitates a site you trust, like your bank, social network, even FIU – but has a link to a fake website created to steal your personal information. We’re dedicating this month to educate our Panther family about phishing. Check out this month’s resources to learn more about phishing:

NIST and FIU Join Forces on Cybersecurity Education Outreach

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a cooperative agreement with Florida International University (FIU) to help build national relationships that advance outreach in the cybersecurity education, training and workforce development communities. The collaboration will be managed by NIST’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Program (NICE), as part of its mission to energize and promote a robust network and ecosystem of cybersecurity efforts. Read more…

Prevent Becoming a Victim of Tax Fraud

Tax season has officially begun. But you may not be the only one anticipating your tax return. Identity thieves are also anticipating obtaining your personal/sensitive information and/or receiving your tax return. Tax fraud occurs when your identity is assumed by someone other than you and through the knowledge of your personal/sensitive information is able to file your taxes and ultimately, receive your tax return. Read more…

FIU’s Cybersecurity Awareness Training

On March 20, 2017, the Division of IT launched a new Cybersecurity Awareness Training designed to help you identify and prevent the loss of sensitive data while protecting existing resources. Once a new curriculum is assigned, an email notification will be sent notifying you about the curriculum assignment. Read more…

Ransomware

As ransomware continues to pose an ongoing threat, the Security Primer document, by MS-ISAC, provides a security resource on current information on ransomware and recommendations to secure networks, systems and the end user, in addition to responding to a compromise or attack.
Read the MS-ISAC Security Primer on Ransomware

Petya Ransomware

We are seeing a new global ransomware outbreak similar to the WannaCry attack this past May. Petya is the second major global ransomware attack in the past two months and is currently infecting hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Read more…

WannaCry Ransomware

As you may have seen in recent news, WannaCry is a new malicious Ransomware program which is currently infecting hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Read more…

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Resources

Cybersecurity Awareness Training
On March 20, 2017, the Division of IT launched a new Cybersecurity Awareness Training designed to help you identify and prevent the loss of sensitive data while protecting existing resources.

Online Security Tips
Practice good online safety habits with these tips and advice from the National Cyber Security Alliance.

McAfee LiveSafe
All currently registered students are eligible for a one-time free download of McAfee LiveSafe for Mac and PC. To download your free copy today, visit panthertech.fiu.edu and log-in with your MyAccounts username and password.

McAfee Phishing Quiz
One wrong click could expose your company to a data breach. Take the McAfee Phishing Quiz and discover how skilled you are at detecting malicious phishing attempts amid common work-related emails, which are provided here in replicated email clients with active functionality.

Khan Academy Cybersecurity 101 Quiz
Whenever we go online—to shop, chat with our friends, or do anything else—we put ourselves at risk of cybercrime. Computer viruses can corrupt our files, hackers can steal our data, and criminals can trick us into revealing sensitive information. But luckily there are simple steps we can take to protect our digital lives.