UWM participating in Cyber Security Awareness Month

University IT Services is taking part in National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, promoting the seventh annual STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign.

This campaign is an effort to ensure faculty, staff and students have the resources to protect themselves and stay safer online. UWM will participate with a variety of events and initiatives to raise awareness.

“Both our personal lives and our financial lives are increasingly spent online,” said Mike Grypp, UWM chief information security officer. “As current events have demonstrated, this brings both opportunities and risks. Cybersecurity awareness month brings attention to the best ways to defend ourselves against these threats.”

University IT Services will staff tables in the Student Union atrium to promote online safety. They will be handing out tip sheets and other resources, as well as fidget spinners. Staffers will be at the tables from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12, 17 and 26.

The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign promotes six tips to practice good online safety habits:

  1. Keep a clean machine
  2. Protect Your personal information
  3. Connect with care
  4. Be web wise
  5. Be a good online citizen
  6. Own your online presence.

For more information, visit Stay Safe Online or visit the University IT Services website.

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