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Security Awareness Training

To stay secure, the best defense is for all of us to understand how we can protect ourselves. Educating yourself about current cybersecurity threats you may face both at work and at home helps reduce your risk.

The University of Illinois has implemented a security education platform to provide security awareness training. The training platform includes security assessment tools, online security awareness training, additional outreach material, and much more. 

Please reach out to us at securitytraining@uillinois.edu with any questions or feedback about security training.

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Protecting against ransomware

Ransomware is a serious and increasing threat to all government and private sector organizations, including critical infrastructure organizations. In response, the U.S. government launched StopRansomware.gov, a centralized, whole-of-government webpage providing ransomware resources, guidance, and alerts.

Social Media Safety

Stalkers and cyberbullies can use social media to track your movements. Current and future employers can use social media to see messages from you that may have been intended only for friends or family.

To protect yourself, we recommend following these steps before your post, snap, or tweet:

  • Turn on privacy settings.
  • Don’t give away your location.
  • Don’t say how long you’ll be in a particular location.
  • Don’t share any photos of yourself that you wouldn’t want your boss to see.
  • Be comfortable with your message living on the internet forever. If you’re not comfortable, don’t publish it.