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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

October 2013

October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is a national promotion by the National Cyber Security Alliance. Check out their web site for lots of practical information:  staysafeonline.org

In addition, Rice IT offered cybersecurity awareness training via email tips and training events.

CyberSecurity Self-Check

Through guided email tips, learn how to protect yourself, your family, and Rice. Good online protection habits are fundamentally the same for personal or business usage. If you choose to participate, you’ll receive one email each week during the month of October suggesting some actions to take to tighten up your online security habits. As an incentive to complete tasks, you can earn points to be entered into a drawing for free lunches from the Whoo Deli* on campus, Starbucks Gift Cards, a Chocolate Bar gift card, and an Apple TV. NOTE: Drawing has concluded.  At the end of the month, you'll be sent a link to register for the prize drawing. Click this link to download a .pdf scorecard to track the activities you complete and the events you attend.

(*Thanks to the Whoo Deli for donating lunches! Located next to the Hanszen College Commons, the Whoo Deli features sandwiches, soups, salads, and fresh baked pizza. See menu and map at: http://dining.rice.edu/RetailContent.aspx?id=546)



During the month of October, a variety of security training sessions were held with the goal to improve cybersecurity in the Rice community.  Events were focused on the needs of specific audiences. 

FACULTY: How to Protect Intellectual Property and Managing Systems and Labs   SLIDES
Tuesday, Oct 8,  noon, Mudd 201

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: “Identity Thief” movie screening (not just a movie: guarding against identity theft)
Tuesday, Oct 8, 8:00 PM, McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall

STAFF AND RETIREES: Identity Theft Prevention and Other Personal Security Tips   SLIDES   HANDOUT 
Friday, Oct 11, noon, Farnsworth Pavilion, RMC

GRADUATE STUDENTS: How to Protect Intellectual Property and Managing Systems and Labs
Tuesday, Oct 15, noon, Mudd 201

EMPLOYEES: What Rice Employees Need to Know about Sensitive Data and Email
Tuesday, Oct 22, noon,  Mudd 201

EMPLOYEES: IT table at Rice’s Financial Fair: Can you afford to lose a payday? Protecting your identity and finances.
Wednesday, Oct 23, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Grand Hall, RMC

UNDERGRADUATES: What Rice students need to know about Facebook and other social threats to your next job, internship, or university application
Tuesday, Oct 29, noon, Mudd 201

 Last updated: November 04, 2013 by: Nina Brigman