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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every year since 2003, October has been recognized as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This effort was brought to life through a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. Cybersecurity Awareness Month features a variety of topics each week to help inform and educate individuals on how to best protect themselves online. This initiative continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation. Here at OHIO, we are dedicated to ensuring the University community has all the resources necessary to be safe and more secure online.

The theme for this year is Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. This theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of the cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.

Storing University Data

Here at OHIO, we are dedicated to protecting University information. We strive everyday to provide flexible, secure ways to store sensitive data. Check out our available options or schedule a consultation with an Information Security Analyst today for a customized approach.

Storing Data By Type

46%
of organizations received all malware via email
2,244
average cyberattacks a day
56%
of Americans don't know what steps to take in the event of a data breach

What is an Information Security Incident?

An information security incident is anything that indicates a threat to computer systems or university data. Some examples include "Zoom bombing", email spoofing, a suspected machine compromise, or unauthorized use of university resources. If someone reports a security incident to you, ask them if they have been in contact with the Information Security Office, and please notify our team.
 

Contact the Information Security Office