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Cybersecurity Awareness and Training

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Cybersecurity is an increasing concern across all industries. We see and hear about it on the news almost daily. Yale is no exception. Cybercriminals are intent on disrupting the critical work we do across Yale. Our peer institutions have seen an increase in these cyber disruptions too.

We all play a role in securing Yale's ongoing pursuit of excellence. Your small actions can make a big impact for security at Yale. Use this page for cybersecurity awareness resources, tips, events, and chances to win exclusive prizes. 

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November Cybersecurity Awareness Tip

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Shop scam-free this holiday season

The National Retail Federation estimates consumer spending could reach $964 billion this year. That’s a 6-8% increase over last year’s record-breaking sales.

More buying means more opportunities for cybercriminals to steal your holiday joy. Stay alert and don’t fall victim to their costly scams. Fake websites and phishing emails that look real are just a few ways scammers can ruin holiday shopping.

Use these handy tips to keep your money where it belongs:

  • Set up a unique password for every online account to boost security.
  • Set a low credit limit for cards you use online to ensure you’ll never be taken for large amounts.
  • Create an email address just for online shopping. Even better if it doesn’t include your name.
  • Avoid saving your credit card information in web browsers and on individual retailer sites. One less place to be concerned should they have a security breach.

Want more tips to stay safe online this shopping season?
Here are three ways to learn more:

An effective cybersecurity awareness program is key to securing our distributed environment.

Simple. Repeatable. Actionable.

Cybersecurity takes all of us.

Our awareness program aims to help everyone understand how to work securely at Yale. The program introduces simple, repeatable actions to keep your data out of harm’s way. Your small actions can make a big impact for security at Yale.  

When we do our part, we can all be cybersmart.

How can I get involved?

Cybersecurity, simplified.

There's a lot to know about cybersecurity. We are here to empower you, not overwhelm you. That's why we've come up with four topics to help you be cyber aware, everywhere.

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Know your risk

 

Know your Risk

 

click with caution

 

Click with Caution

 

apply updates

 

Apply Updates

 

use secure passwords

 

Use Secure Passwords

 

Over the course of the next year, we will introduce awareness campaigns for these four topics. Each campaign will have multi-media messaging, learning opportunities, events, and chances to win exclusive swag.

Our current campaign is Know Your Risk.  

This topic focuses on why knowing the risk is so important. Use our Know Your Risk toolkit for tips on how to stay safe at home and at work. Check out othe News & Events page and join us for one of our fun  upcoming activities.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Webinar: Top 10 Most Entertaining & Easy-to-Hack Passwords

Need tips to keep your online information secure? Cyber news reporter Kerry Tomlinson shares interesting, entertaining and important information about password protection.  Check out this informative recording and learn how to power up your passwords. Watch, learn, and then share with all the people in your life you care about including kids, spouses, partners, parents, and grandparents! 

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Cybersecurity Awareness Archives

Yale Cybersecurity Awareness Postcard

Want to keep cybersecurity awareness top of mind? Review and print this handy postcard to stay on your cybersecurity awareness toes.

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Bee the Home Expert Webinar Recording

Enjoy this recording of our "Bee the Home Expert" webinar with David Miller. David is a former FBI agent who shared helpful tips and tricks to build our cybersecurity muscles at home. Watch, learn and share with family and friends to keep them safe online too.

Watch the webinar

 

Small actions can make a big difference for your security, both at home and at Yale.

Get in touch!

Do you have questions about cybersecurity awareness?

Is there a topic you'd like to learn more about?

E-mail information.security@yale.edu with questions and ideas.