4 ways to engage with cybersecurity this October – UCCS Communique | #emailsecurity | #phishing | #ransomware


October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and there are plenty of ways to stay safe (and spooky) this October.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the Office of Information Technology and Cybersecurity Programs have some frightfully fun cybersecurity events for you.

See details on the month-long events lined up below.

Trick or Treat Bytes 

Tuesday, Oct. 5 | 2–2:30 p.m.
Zoom 

Black Cats, Friday the 13th and Halloween can all be scary. But so can being scammed or having your online data compromised. Join Neil Kautzner, Information Security Officer, for Trick or Treat Bytes. This important Bytes will go over ways to keep from being tricked and show several treats in keeping your information secure.

Bytes is open to all members of the UCCS community. Questions are encouraged and may be submitted ahead of time within the Bytes Team.

Free E-Recycle and E-Shred Equipment Drop-Offs

Monday, Oct. 4, 11 & 18 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
El Pomar Center 100

Drop off items including university-owned computers, monitors, printers, tablets, RAM, hard drives and cell phones. For questions relating to IT security or what items that can be dropped off, please email security@uccs.edu.

Free E-Recycle and E-Shred Equipment Drop-Offs

Wednesday, Oct. 6 & 13 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
El Pomar Center 100

Drop off items including university-owned computers, monitors, printers, tablets, RAM, hard drives and cell phones. For questions relating to IT security or what items that can be dropped off, please email security@uccs.edu.

Halloween Hackathon 

Tuesday, Oct. 12 | 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Third floor of the UC

Have you ever said, “UCCS needs to…?” This is your chance to make that happen. Join us for a UCCS-wide hackathon where we create hacks to improve student life on campus. You’ll have the chance to develop a new app, program or approach to solving campus challenges.

You don’t need to be a technical student to join the effort and create a new innovation on campus. Participants will be emailed rules and criteria upon registration.

RSVP on Mountain Lion Connect. To learn more, contact Gretchen Bliss, Director of Cybersecurity Programs.

Free Swag & Games 

Wednesday, Oct. 13 | 9–12:30 p.m. 
Berger Hall

Stop by the Office of Information Technology’s table, located near Sanitorium Grounds, for free OIT swag as well as games to help strengthen your password and check your data privacy protection knowledge.





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