In recent months, myriad high-profile organizations have reported cyberattacks and information security breaches, including the Solarwinds and Colonial Pipeline incidents. Unfortunately, the risk for these events increases each day, as cyberthreats and cyberattacks become more sophisticated, and more evolved bad actors emerge.
That’s why we need to be cyber smart — today and every day.
It’s not hard either. With a few simple steps, you can reduce your risks and stay ahead of cybercriminals. Here are five easy ways to improve your cybersecurity.
If everyone does their part, the University of Utah and University of Utah Health will be safer and more secure for our students, patients, faculty, staff, and guests.
Learn more: Cybersecurity Awareness Month
This October, please consider taking a few moments to visit the Information Security Office’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month website and check up on your digital hygiene. Topics include:
- Back to basics: Easy ways to improve your cybersecurity
- Phishing fundamentals: 3 tips to shore up your defenses
- The risks of ransomware, and tips to prevent and handle an attack
- Your identity is under attack. Here’s how to protect it.
We’ll also be sharing tips and resources throughout the month on Twitter. Follow @uofu_iso and #BeCyberSmart to join the conversation.