October marks the fourteenth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. The goal of NCSAM is to increase the awareness of the cyber security landscape and to bring awareness to various strategies we all can use to keep our information protected. It is our shared responsibility to protect ourselves, our colleagues, our family members, and K-State’s valuable information and technology resources.
In this video, President Myers weighs in on the importance of cyber security to stay safe online.
Information Security and Compliance has released an online security awareness training module. The training introduces basic computer security concepts and good security practices. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. All K-State faculty, staff, and employed students are required to complete security awareness training.
Once you complete the training, your personnel record in HRIS will be updated within 24 hours. It will be listed under the Training Summary as IT Security Awareness (2016), with the course code WIT017.
For questions about your training record, please contact Samantha Roberts in Human Capital Services-Learning and Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 532-1920. If you have questions about the security awareness training, contact the IT Help Desk at email@example.com or 532-7722.
The beginning of every semester, K-State sees a significant increase in the number of phishing-scam emails trying to steal eID passwords. These emails try to trick K-Staters into providing their eID and password to criminals under the guise of “false emergency” emails, including:
“Upgrade your webmail account!”
“Your mailbox storage limit is full!”
“Your data/photos/etc. will be lost!”
THESE ARE ALL SCAMS. K-State Information Technology Services staff will NEVER ask for your password in an email. Do not reply to these scam emails, or click a link in email and fill out a form with your eID and password.
K-State departments have about a week to finish collecting papers with sensitive data for free, secure shredding on K-State Shred Day, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the Manhattan campus and 10 – noon on the Salina campuse. This event is “paper only” — electronic media will not be collected, and wet or contaminated paper will not be accepted. See below for dropoff, prior pickup, and required forms for each campus.