October is National Cyber Security Awareness month

October has been designated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Organized by the National Cyber Security Alliance, the annual campaign encourages safe online behavior by advising users to STOP THINK CONNECT, while also focusing on the importance of cyber security and how to be cyber safe.

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Texas Children’s activities
We are excited to kick off the first week of Security Awareness Month. Your Information Security team here at Texas Children’s will share valuable information and resources throughout the month to educate, enable and empower employees to be more cyber aware and secure. Watch for weekly activities from Information Security throughout the month. Together, we can be good stewards and good online citizens.

Cyber security theme of the week
Each week, we will share information on a different cyber security theme that involves basic, common steps people can take to protect themselves in their everyday lives. In week 1, we focus on protecting your digital life. Whether you’re at home, at work or on the go, many cyber safety behaviors are effective wherever you are.

Cyber security awareness events
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness month in October, Information Security will have a series of bridge events to increase awareness and share information.

Main Campus (The Auxiliary Bridge): Thursday, October 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
West Campus: Thursday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Main Campus (The Auxiliary Bridge): Thursday, October 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.