National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
Cyber Security at The New School
You can find everything you need to know about computer and information security at The New School by visiting the Information Security Office web site at www.newschool.edu/information-technology/security. This site includes:
- The New School’s information security and acceptable use policies, which apply to all faculty, staff, and students.
- Instructions for faculty and staff on how to properly handle sensitive information to avoid accidental loss or disclosure.
- A Security Handbook of useful tips and advice for protecting your computer and keeping your personal information secure.
- Computer and information security advisories issued by the Information Security Office.
Cyber Security at Home
Computer and information security aren’t just important when you’re at The New School; they’re just as important when you’re at home with your family. Some helpful resources that you can pass along to your parents, siblings, children, or other relatives:
- STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the first-ever coordinated message to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations.
- StaySafeOnline.org, operated by the National Cyber Security Alliance, provides helpful tips and advice about keeping your computers and information secure.
- Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or educator, you can keep up with the latest computer and online safety issues and help kids learn to avoid the real dangers that exist in their Internet-connected world by downloading Own Your Space: Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online, by Linda McCarthy.