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Register for today’s State of IT Security at K-State presentation

Today begins National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Register for the “State of IT Security at K-State” presentation and join us from 1;30 -2:30 p.m. today. After you register, you will receive a Zoom meeting invitation.

Some highlights that will be covered include:

  • What’s in store for Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • What K-State has seen – Attack Metrics
  • Where K-State is going
  • How every K-Stater can help

Send any questions or suggestions about NCASM to Cathy Rodrigeuz (cathyr@k-state.edu) See the K-State It Security Awareness Month web page to keep up-to-date on the latest details.

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Shred Day a success Oct. 19; Salina campus next

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, more than five tons of paper was collected for shredding and recycling as part of the first annual “Shred Day” sponsored by Information Technology Services. Document Resources collected 10,800 pounds from 39 different departments and took the material to their secure facility to shred and then recycle.

K-State’s Salina campus is up next. Document Resources’ trucks will be there 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Nov. 2, to collect paper from the College of Technology and Aviation. Like the Manhattan campus, questions about records retention should be directed  to the university archivist, Tony Crawford (arcford@k-state.edu, 532-7466). Other questions about the Salina event, such as where to bring the paper, should be directed to Bill Chestnut (chestnut@k-state.edu, 785-826-2666).

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month security tips from SANS ISC

As it has done for several years, the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) participates in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month each October by posting daily IT security tips. This year, the tips focus on “securing the human” in recognition of the critical role people play in an organization’s security posture, as well as protecting your personal information and that of your family at home.

The daily tips will be organized into four categories:

  • Week One (Oct. 1-9): Parents and extended family
  • Week Two (Oct. 10-16): Children, schools, and young friends
  • Week Three (Oct. 17-23): Bosses
  • Week Four (Oct. 24-31: Co-workers

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

NCSAM1October marks the sixth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. The theme for 2009 is “Our Shared Responsibility” to reinforce the message that all computer users, not just your IT support staff or industry and government, have a responsibility to protect themselves, their colleagues, family members, and K-State’s valuable information and technology resources.

Even though it’s late in the month, familiarizing oneself with cybersecurity risks and best practices is something everyone needs to do continually, not just one time a year. In conjunction with NCSAM, K-State’s IT security team hosted a Regents-wide IT security training event Oct. 5 in the K-State Student Union. PowerPoints from the presentations are available on the event website. Most presentations apply directly to K-State, so visit the website to learn about a variety of topics with offerings for both less technical and more technical audiences.

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