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Phishing attacks are never-ending and NC State has a responsibility to protect accounts that are provided to students and employees, using available best practices such as 2FA. Watch the video below to learn more about 2FA.

Learn more about 2FA to keep you and NC State secure from phishing attacks!

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Data Security Training: Protect the Pack and Its Data!  



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Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM)
In celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM), OIT will host several events to educate campus users on cybersecurity risks at work and home.

Data Privacy Month (DPM)
NC State celebrates Data Privacy Month (Jan. 28 to Feb. 28) with multiple informative events to empower you with tools and knowledge necessary to protect your privacy and control your digital footprint. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Month also stresses the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority.

Security Workshops
Search security workshops hosted by NC State.

More About Cybersecurity

Phishing At NC State
Learn how to recognize a phishing email, read tips to avoid phishing attacks, and take action to protect yourself and the pack.

Safe Computing at NC State
Read and understand your responsibilities for using technology appropriately at NC State, including how to follow laws, policies, and regulations; protect your computer; protect your unity credentials; back up your data; and protect both personal and university data.

Securing the Human videos
Check out this online training series to heighten your awareness of what each of must do to reduce security risks.

Cybersecurity Training for Researchers and Staff
Learn how to secure your research data and ensure compliance with contractual requirements. Transcription.

Data Sensitivity Framework
If you work with sensitive university data, this page is a must-see to assess the sensitivity level of the data you access and find out how to secure it.

Technology and New Employee Orientation
Learn how the Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides campus-wide computing, information, and communication technology services in support of the university’s academic and administrative goals.

This is a QuickStart guide, which provides an overview of OIT services that help employees understand business practices and processes. These services are targeted specifically for individuals new to administrative, business, and financial support roles on campus; however, any interested faculty or staff member can access this guide.

Security Liaisons
NC State’s Security Liaison Program is a network of designated college or department representatives who collaborate with OIT Security & Compliance to fend off cyber threats. The program’s mission is to keep the university’s digital assets secure by continuously identifying and addressing weaknesses in its cyber defenses.

SAR Training Modules
System Access Request (SAR) is a web application that automates the approval process for granting and revoking employee access to HR data, Student Information System (SIS) data, Financial data, and Document Management data — as well as other data systems at NC State.

Security & Compliance (S&C) Website
Learn about your Cybersecurity Team and what we do.

UAB Security Toolkit
Center for Cyber Safety and Education