Cybersecurity Awareness Month



October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

October means pumpkin spice lattes, changing colors, cooling temperatures, Halloween, and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In the digital arena, where bytes battle, and firewalls stand tall, we embark on a month-long journey to safeguard our virtual realm. This year's theme is: "Secure Our World!" This theme highlights how there are simple steps that everyone can take to enhance their security online at home, at work, at school, and in your everyday lives.

Parkland College is a proud Champion of National Cybersecurity awareness month and is providing these resources to help you #BeCyberSmart. The main focus areas for this year center around cyber hygiene and easy ways to improve. There are four areas of focus:

Create Strong Passwords and Use Password Manager

Turn on Multi-Factor Authentication 

 Recognize and Report Phishing

 Update Your Software

Ensuring the security of our data and technology is crucial. Please take a moment to review our Information Security Policies, with a special focus on our Responsible Use Policy. Your commitment to responsible use of Parkland's resources helps protect our organization.

Enabling MFA

Multi-Factor Authentication

Password Management

Using Strong Passwords and Password Managers

Software Updates

Keeping your software up to date

Phishing Awareness

Recognizing Phishing and reporting it