Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

October is celebrated as the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Starting this year, the new theme of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is “Secure Our World”, with the main messaging revolving around four key cybersecurity best practices:

  1. Understanding the benefits of using a strong password, a password manager and dispelling existing myths around password manager security and ease of use.
  2. Turning on multifactor authentication on personal devices and business networks.
  3. Recognizing and reporting phishing – still one of the primary threat actions used by cybercriminals today.
  4. Installing updates on a regular basis and turning on automated updates.

Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign @Mount

To celebrate this year’s cybersecurity awareness month on-campus, the Center for Cybersecurity@Mount have several activities lined up for you including:

Cybersecurity Awareness training and learning resources for faculty, staff, students and external community

(Click here to access the Training and Learning resource page)

On-campus Cybersecurity Awareness booths run by MSMC cybersecurity majors

(Click here to see booth locations and schedule)

Cybersecurity Talk

Alumni Panel Discussion

Title: Guardians of the Digital Realm: Navigating Cybersecurity for Emerging Tech Enthusiasts
Speaker: Tony Cusato
E&T, Business Information Security Officer (BISO)
IBM Corporate
When: Tuesday, October 17 at 4 PM
Location: AQU 62.

Click here to view the speaker bio

Title: A Journey from a Student to a Cybersecurity Professional
Jack Santaroni, Cybersecurity Consultant, Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks
Ryan Bellows, Cybersecurity Analyst, Regeneron
Sean Jennings, Cybersecurity Analyst, Central Hudson

Click here to view the panelist bio

Poster Session

Open to current students and Alumni
When: Thursday, October 26 at 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Location: AQU Atrium
Hosted by MSMC Career Center

First-year cybersecurity majors poster session
When: Tuesday, October 31
Time: TBD
Location: AQU in Front of the View

Click here to see the complete schedule