October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is the time to raise awareness about the importance of good cybersecurity practices. Learning how to spot phishing emails is the theme for this week. Watch the video and see below for more games, articles, videos, and other fun resources.

On this page:  Antivirus Software | Public Wi-Fi | Passphrases | Phishing | Interview: Keeping NYU Cyber Secure


If You Connect It, Protect It

Malware such as viruses and spyware pose a constant threat to the security of your devices and data. Antivirus software protects against known malware threats. Download NYU-provided antivirus software.

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Get Savvy About Wi-Fi Networks

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Public wi-fi networks can be used by bad actors to access your data. Learn about the dangers of sending data across wi-fi hotspots and things you can do to protect your devices and data.


Keeping NYU Cyber Secure

Maria C. Suarez, NYU's Global University Chief Information Security Officer, talks with Hoda A. Alkhzaimi, Director of the Center for Cyber Security  at NYU Abu Dhabi, about the Center's work, cybersecurity industry trends, and more.

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Lock Down Your Login

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Good cybersecurity and having strong passwords go together. Improve your password security by creating passphrases that are harder to hack.  

From NYU IT Security News: Passwords vs. Passphrases

Think Before You Click

Beware of suspicious emails. Phishing messages may look like they’re from a company or person you know or trust to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. Watch the video and learn more.

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From NYU IT Security News: Email Spoofing and Ryuk Ransomware Alert



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