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IT Security and Safe Computing

National Cyber Security Awareness

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Recap!

The University of San Diego's ITS Help Desk participated in this important initiative to raise awareness about best practices for staying safe online while on campus or off-campus. This year, our Help Deks team took the security knowledge to multiple locations across campus, delivering the message in a fun way that included a "Phishing" game, Trivia, and contest! Top see more posts that took place during the NCSAM, please visit our Instagram and Facebook.


Contest Winners Announced!

The USD ITS Helpdesk National Cyber Security Awareness Month Contests were opened to all students, Faculty, and Staff. The Winners have been announced! This year, current Students, Faculty, and Staff of USD had the opportunity to enter a contest that revolved around Cyber Security Awareness. This initiative encouraged the USD community to learn about cyber security, including ways to protect sensitive information and ways to identify phishing email attempts. Contest one: Submit a Caption: The USD community had the opportunity to enter this contest by submitting a caption to a graphic (seen below). Contest 2: Submit a Graphic - The USD community had the opportunity to submit a graphic that incorporated NCSAM themes (seen below)

Contest #1: Write a caption Winners Announced!

The Online Security Lifestyle You Create with Stop-Think-Defend

  • Was that a Phising Email or a Legitimate email?
  • Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
  • The Best Protection is Data Protection
  • CYOT (Create your own related theme) / Mix & Match from topics above.

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WINNERS!

1st Place: Apple TV

Don't know the sender?

Don't take the bait.

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming......

(Submitted by Assistant Professor Kristopher Hall)

2nd Place: Amazon Fire TV Stick

"Everyday 156 million people are reeled in by phishing emails. Don't take the bait!"

(Submitted by Student Emily McCue)

Judging Criteria, Contest Start Date and Deadline, Contest Winners

Contest Legal Disclaimer and Requirements

Contest #2: Create a Graphic Winners Announced!

The Online Security Lifestyle You Create with Stop-Think-Defend

  • Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
  • The Best Protection is Data Protection
  • CYOT (Create your own related theme) / Mix & Match from topics above.

1st Place: Apple TV (Student Radiylon Mina)

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2nd Place: Amazon Fire TV Stick (Student Emily Bomactao)

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Judging Criteria, Contest Start Date and Deadline, Contest Winners

Contest Legal Disclaimer and Requirements




National Cyber Security Awareness Resources

  • Security Tips will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook follow us! @usditshelpdesk

  • Download our National Cyber Security Awareness Resources Flyers and share!

  • Educause - Information Security Guide: Effective Practices and Solutions for Higher Education

  • How to Identify Phishing Emails! Watch the video Below for examples.

  • Review all our Cyber Security Information via the links below

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Contact Information

Information Technology Services
University Center 117
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7900
help@sandiego.edu

Office Hours

Help Desk at University Center 117

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED


Torero Store

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday - CLOSED