NC State celebrates CSAM 2022 — It‘s Easy to Stay Safe Online

Cyberattacks are on the rise. Did you know that the North Carolina Department of Information Technology security operations center processes nearly 14 billion cyber incidents per week? The mindset that “it won’t happen to me” is a leading contributor to the increase in  cyber incidents. But there are security measures you can take to shield yourself from these attacks.

During NC State’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month program in October, State Chief Risk Officer Rob Main will shed some light on North Carolina’s cyber future on Friday, Oct. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. During his virtual keynote, “Back to Our Future: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads,” Main will discuss priorities to strengthen the whole-of-state approach to cybersecurity.

The truth is anyone with a mobile device is at risk, so it is important for you to do your part to protect your digital assets. And that’s what CSAM is all about. This year’s theme — It’s Easy to Stay Safe Online — raises awareness about online security and helps you safeguard your personal data with simple yet effective security measures. 

This year’s cybersecurity program is sponsored by the NC State Office of Information Technology, the NC State Arts Program, Amazon FinTech, and CampusGuard.

CSAM 2022 Events

Monday, October 3 — Adventure in Cyberland

Get ready for an adventure in cyberland. From Oct. 3-31, embark on a digital scavenger hunt to find cyber clues in online resources that will teach you how to navigate safely through our complex digital world. This cyber-friendly game will bring some competitive fun to your day! Once you complete the scavenger hunt, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win great prizes. Click here to begin the scavenger hunt.

Mid October — Data Security Training

How secure are you? OIT will soon launch the online Data Security Training module for university employees, including student employees, retirees and nopay account holders. The module will focus on cybersecurity awareness topics critical to the university such as social engineering, two-factor authentication (2FA), data management, and mobile device security. This annual training module is one of many IT resources that can help reduce human error — the leading cause of compromised systems.

Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m. — Back to Our Future: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads

Join CSAM keynote State Chief Risk Officer Rob Main who will shed light on North Carolina’s cyber future on Friday, Oct. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Main will discuss priorities to strengthen the whole-of-state approach to cybersecurity. To register for this virtual event, visit REPORTER.

Monday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Earn Your Cyber Creds at Talley

Calling all NC State gamers! No one likes to play mind games like cybercriminals. Join us at Talley Student Union to learn the power plays to beat hackers at their own game and have fun doing it. Pick up some great giveaways.

Wednesday, October 26 at 10 a.m. — Not Another Password!
Thursday, October 27 at 1 p.m.

How many password-protected accounts do you really have? According to earthweb.com, a person with an active digital life has about 100 passwords — that’s a lot. So if you have trouble remembering your passwords, you’re probably not alone. Join IT security expert Doug Lewis of OIT who will talk about:

  • The history of passwords and what they were meant to accomplish.
  • Why hackers steal credentials and just how fast they can hack your password.
  • Better ways to verify who you are and future initiatives to ditch passwords altogether.

To register for this virtual event, visit REPORTER.

Prizes

  • Amazon Fire TV Sticks
  • Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
  • NC State Arts Program tickets
  • Skullcandy electronic accessories
  • Wolfpack merchandise

Special Thanks to Our Program Sponsors

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