October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected online. ACC faculty and staff are invited to participate by taking action to protect their online safety.

This year’s theme at ACC is See Yourself in Cyber. It demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people.

There are many ways to stay safe and secure online, at work, and at home. Below are steps that can make a huge difference:

  1. Think Before You Click: Recognize and Report Phishing: If a link looks a little off, think before you click. It could be an attempt to get sensitive information or install malware.
  2. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication: You need more than a password to protect your online accounts, and enabling MFA makes you significantly less likely to get hacked.

As a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion organization, ACC is committed to increasing awareness and enhancing good cyber hygiene throughout the college.

Visit ACC Information Security for more information.

About Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally. 

For more information visit the National Cybersecurity Alliance website.