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Celebrating National CyberSecurity Month

Volume 4, No. 19

The 2010 motto is “Our Shared Responsibility.”

The logo for National CyberSecurity Month

Snag this image above and “share”  in the celebration.

Here’s a quick list of resources and actions to 1) raise awareness and to 2) help keep you and Cal Lutheran “cyber-safe.”:
·         ALWAYS lock the computer desktop when leaving your work station.
(PC: Control/Alt/Delete keys; Mac: Apple menu/Sleep option)
·         Find out how to make your social networking activities safer at this link:  Social Networking Safety Tips.
·         Enhance your cyber-safety by checking out these Mobile Safety Tips.
·         Contact the Help Desk (email or phone [805.493.3698]) immediately regarding any cybersecurity concerns that arise.
·         Add the 2010 cybersecurity banner logo (note the subtle animation)--alongside the CLU 50th celebration logo--to your email signature block for the month of October.
·         Review all five Tech Byte issues this month to keep stride with cybersecurity issues (Note: each Friday in October will be celebrated with a new Tech Byte related to cybersecurity).
·         Locate more information about the 2010 cybersecurity awareness campaign by visiting Stay Safe Online.

This Issue’s Techno Term:
Term:
  Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
Definition:  A system for transmitting and receiving information across the Internet. An "S" added to the HTTP prefix in a Web address indicates the site is equipped with an additional security layer. Such sites typically request that "visitors" provide a password or other means of authentication to access the site. HTTPS is often used for sites that accept payments online or when accessing classified information.
Example in a sentence:  When asked to provide personal information online, such as a credit card number, always look for https in the URL before submitting information. If this protocol is not there, the site is not secure--and neither is the information submitted.
Source: http://www.utexas.edu/its/glossary/secure#GL_letterH

 If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Help Desk at (805) 493-3698 or send e-mail to helpdesk@callutheran.edu




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