The Office of Information Security (OIS) in the Office of Technology Services (OTS) provides Cybersecurity Awareness resources for Towson University.
Every October, TU's Office of Information Security in the Office of Technology Services joins the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance to celebrate and promote National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This month long awareness program is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that every American has the security resources they need to be safe online.
Speaker Daniel Gray, FBI Supervisory Special Agent: The Cyber Security Insider Threat-recognizing and combating cybercrime.
Presenter James Crumpler '16, NSA employee performed computer security demonstrations.
TU Professor Michael O’Leary, Ph.D. & the TU Computer Science students performed a live hack.
Cybercriminals have developed sophisticated programs to guess your passwords. To protect yourself, it is important to create a strong password that cannot be easily hacked. Refer to TU's password guidelines when creating a Towson University NetID or other online password.
Visit StaySafeOnline.org for free security check-ups and tools to check your devices for known viruses and spyware and see if your device is vulnerable to cyberattacks.
The campus is our first line of defense against insider and outsider threats. Collectively forming our shield protects the University from malicious or unlawful use of our resources by external sources. Through the Office of Information Security, faculty, staff and student workers have access to an interactive virtual training.
To request security awareness training for your department or group, contact OIS at firstname.lastname@example.org.