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Cybersecurity Awareness Training Curriculum

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To end National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and maintain our commitment to educate the University community on cybersecurity topics, the Division of Information Technology assigned the annual Cybersecurity Awareness Training to all employees. The goal of the training is to help our University employees identify sensitive data, prevent the loss of sensitive data and protect existing resources. Education and awareness is key to being able to defend against cyber attacks. The updated training includes enhanced content and the addition of compliance modules. All employees are required to take the training within 3 months of assignment. Please note that the training does not have to be completed in one sitting. You can resume the training in multiple attempts without affecting the completion status of modules. Begin your training to become cyber aware at securityawareness.fiu.edu.

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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  • 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.

  • OpenDNS Phishing Quiz

    Ever wonder how good you are at telling the difference between a legitimate website and one that's a phishing attempt? One wrong click could expose your company to a data breach. Take the OpenDNS Phishing Quiz and discover how skilled you are at detecting malicious phishing attempts.

  • 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.