What is Cyber Security Awareness Month?
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is observed every October and was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every person has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
This initiative was started 17 years ago by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.
Cyber Security Month Takes On Hackers and Phishers
It Takes Teamwork to Take Down the Threat to Our Institution
Though threats to cybersecurity bombard us in the news, imagine if a slip-up on your work computer takes down the entire Selkirk College system! It’s a real possibility.
During October, the college’s IT Services Team is partnering with KnowBE4 in recognizing Cybersecurity Awareness Month by offering training opportunities to stay cyber secure, both at work and at home. Throughout the month of October, all Selkirk College staff are being asked to participate in a series of short (about 5 minutes) and interactive weekly training sessions to help us dull the possibility of an ever-present threat.
Not only will participation in these sessions reduce the risk of future attacks, you will have a chance to win prizes. Even if your name doesn’t come up in the draw, we all win because avoiding a cyber attack let’s us all concentrate fully on the task of serving learners in the best way possible.
How Do I Participate?
Any employee who completes all four weekly activities will be entered to win the Cyber Security Grand Prize Package worth over $100.
Live prize draw will be held via Zoom on Thursday, November 3 at 11:30 am. These sessions (and the draw) are for Selkirk College employees only.
If you have any questions about this awareness campaign, please feel free to reach out to an IT Services team member.
Please take the time to protect yourself, your co-workers and the institution from those who wish to do harm to the college’s day-to-day operations. Gaining a better understanding has been made easy by KnowBE4, all you need to do is log-in and participate!