Loyola University Chicago

University Information Security Office

Information Technology Services

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

This program, now in its 12th year, is intended to engage students, faculty, and staff to raise awareness and educate all of us about cyber security. The program encourages all of us to “Stop, Think, Connect.”  The overarching goal is to help us understand not only the risks that come with using the internet, but also the importance of practicing safe online behavior.

No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people, training employees—together we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if one occurs.

This year, the University Information Security Office is sponsoring several events at the 3 Chicago campuses to discuss security best practices and open forum discussions:

Thursday, October 8 9:00am - 10:00am Damen 214
Thursday, October 15 9:00am - 10:00am Corboy 602
Tuesday, October 20 9:00pm - 10:00pm Damen 214

Topics that will be covered during the presentation are as follows:


  • An Introduction to Loyola Aware - Video awareness series
  • Email Security - Learn how to identify SPAM to keep your computer protected from the bad guys
  • Physical Security - Learn about a few steps that you can take to prevent your devices from being stolen
  • Wireless Security - Best ways to use wireless both here and at home

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