National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) - Week # 4

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) - Week # 4

Welcome to the fourth and final week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

It has been our goal that we were able to engage you, raise awareness and help you better understand cyber security and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and the University

In this final week we will touch upon Mobile device security and some best practices to follow to keep you cyber safe when using your mobile devices.

Below are some best practices when it comes to mobile device security.

  • Make sure you use a Pass/Pin code or Pattern code to keep your phone locked.
  • Do not try and Jailbreak/Root your phone, this circumvents the built in security of your phone and leaves you exposed to viruses and malware.
  • Only install apps from trusted resources (iTunes, Google Play etc.). Apps can host malware that will expose your passwords, credit card numbers, or anything else you type into your mobile device.
  • Avoid keeping confidential data or otherwise sensitive information on mobile devices, because they are more likely to be lost or stolen.
  • Keep software updated, since mobile devices are vulnerable to direct attacks from both malware (viruses, etc.) and phishing keeping your mobile OS (iOS, Android) up to date is the best defense.
  • Delete any texts you receive with passwords or other sensitive information.
  • Turn off WiFi and Bluetooth if you aren't using them. Wireless features can give remote access to hackers.
  • If you do use WiFi, only do so on secure networks that require a password, such as NJITsecure or use the NJIT VPN when connecting to NJIT resources on a public WiFi network.
  • Back up your data to minimize the chances of losing everything should your device be lost or stolen, or need to be wiped completely due to a virus or other security breach.
  • Avoid sharing mobile devices. Personal mobile devices are not designed to support multiple users and can't be set up to protect you from risk caused by other people's activities.

In case you missed us last week come visit us tomorrow in the Campus Center, October 26th 10am-2pm with any questions regarding Cyber Security. There will be giveaways. Also stop by to take a quiz to win a prize.

Cyber security is our shared responsibility, Always STOP, THINK before you click or respond to any type of electronic communication.

Last Updated: November 9, 2018