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Cybersecurity is on Everyone's Radar

UA Information Security
September 26, 2019

Did you know:

  • Nearly 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft?
  • Ransomware and viruses can also attack your smartphone?
  • 33 million personal information records are stolen each year?
  • Only 10% of cyber attacks are reported each year?

In October, the University of Arizona will join organizations across the nation to promote cybersecurity by participating in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year's campaign features our Cyber Superheroes and challenges students, faculty, and staff to unite in the mission to stay safe online.   

"Understanding basic online security in your daily activity is one of the most important things that our UA community can embrace," says Lanita Collette, UA chief information security officer. "Practicing safe online habits and recognizing suspicious activity is essential in today's online environment."

UA's "Superheroes Stay Cyber Secure" campaign raises awareness of basic cybersecurity responsibilities, including proper password protections and how to spot phishing attacks, with an all-campus Cybersecurity Fair on October 15th in the Student Union Memorial Center's South Ballroom. This event will empower attendees to learn how to use the internet safely and securely at work, school and at home.

For more information about the Cybersecurity Fair, visit the UA Information Security website. Additionally, the National Cyber Security Alliance has more information about the 2019 campaign and how you can Own IT, Secure IT, and Protect IT.

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