SJSU IT Offers Tips on How to Be Secure Online

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

San Jose State University’s IT Division is working to raise awareness of how students, faculty and staff can be more secure online during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As part of the Academic Alliance with the Department of Homeland Security, the university will be sharing tips on cybersecurity that encourage internet users to “Stop.Think.Connect.”

On Oct 1 and 2, IT will host a Cybersecurity Awareness booth outside Clark Hall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to take a phishing quiz and pick up “fun fact” snacks. The emphasis will be on ways to stay secure while adopting the latest security software, web browsers, and operating systems, to spot phishing, safe online browsing and password protection through multi-factor authentication.

The national awareness campaign this year is focused on three steps internet users should take before logging on.

Stop:

Before you use the internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

Think:

Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety—or your family.

Connect:

Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.