October is CyberSecurity Awareness Month. We wanted our campus community to be BeCyberSmart! To celebrate CyberSecurity Awareness Month we have a webinar on October 22 from 10am-11am.

BeCyberSmart | Securing your "Smart" Home
Presented by Carlos Miranda, Associate Director of Information Security

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Learn how you can get involved

Do you have any of the following smart devices? Cameras, doorbells, smoke detectors, and other internet-enabled devices? October is CyberSecurity Month, and this year's topic is #BeCyberSmart. Join us for a presentation on taking steps to secure your smart home and general best practices around Information Security. There will be 15 minutes at the end of the presentation for Q & A.

We Will Discuss:

  • Purchasing a smart device
  • Usernames and password safety
  • What IoT is and what to do
  • Keeping your software up-to-date

The Information Security team at CSUCI invites you to join National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October by taking steps to secure your smart home.

When purchasing a smart device, you should always prioritize security and privacy. Take these steps to ensure you are making the safest "smart home" purchase possible:

  • Start by doing your research before buying a smart device.
  • Change the default usernames and passwords on new devices. Leaving the default settings can make you an easy target for hackers. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication to add a second layer of defense.
  • Put your Internet of Things (IoT) devices on your guest network. If the smart device is on your guest network and is compromised, you can limit that attack vector from your main network.
  • Keep your software up to date. Make sure you have the latest updates and patches to improve performance and security. #BeCyberSmart

More Resources:

Think you are capable of spotting a Phishing email? Take the Phishing quiz from Google

Contacts for Information Security

Neal Fisch | Information Security Officer -
neal.fisch@csuci.edu 805-437-3278
Carlos Miranda | Associate Director of Information Security - carlos.miranda@csuci.edu 805-437-3919

For more information or questions about Information Security, contact CSUCI's Information Security Team at infosec@csuci.edu

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