Cyber Security Awareness

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What is National Cyber Security Awareness Month?

Every October, USD and our partners recognize National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and NCSAM Champions - including USD.

The goal of NCSAM is straightforward: to increase awareness about cyber security best practices in order to keep individuals and organizations safe.  It's the responsibility of every individual at USD to do their part in keeping our community secure.

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Have a burning IT question that you're embarrassed to ask?  You can ask a USD IT security expert any question you want, completely anonymously, and we may publish an answer on our IT Expert page. 

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Learn More

Come back every week in October to learn more about Cyber Security.  Click the boxes below to read more about our topic of the week. 

Have a burning security question you have been dying to ask?  Fill out the form below to anonymously ask a question! 

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Or, visit our Ask an IT Expert Page to view other questions that have been answered.

Want to find Cyber Security tips that are relevant to you?  Try our MyCyber Profile quiz, a fun way to learn about your own Cyber Security practices and how to keep safe.  

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After you learn your MyCyber Profile, try visiting your profile's page to discover Cyber Security practices relevant to you!

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ITS has a number of programs, initiatives, and technologies in place to keep the campus community safe.  

  • ToreroMail Anti-Spam and Anti-Phishing Resources:  USD's ToreroMail system leverages Gmail's advanced anti-spam and anti-phishing algorithms to prevent malicious email from ever being delivered.  Learn more about how to help improve ToreroMail's spam filtering.  

  • Symantec Antivirus Protection:  Symantec Antivirus is a university-provided enterprise antivirus program available for all active students and employees at USD, free of charge.  Download and install Symantec Antivirus on your personal computers here

  • Duo 2-Factor Authentication:  ITS helps protect your confidential information by using 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) for critical systems like VPN and managing your paycheck.  Learn more about 2FA.

  • EduRoam Wifi:  USD uses an encrypted, secure wireless network on campus, available for all USD users!  Our integrated firewall protects you by using advance machine learning and crowdsourcing to identify cyber threats before they ever make it on campus.  Connect to EduRoam to ensure that your private computer traffic stays private.