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. To get involved in National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please visit:

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Every year, we post one article a week during the month of October to observe National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Each article will cover the topic of week, determined nationally by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

The articles will be published in the following:

  • E-Veritas (Published every Monday)
  • E-Update (Published every Tuesday)
  • Ibis News (Published every Wednesday)

Past Articles

Don’t Be a Victim


Password Safety

Back Up Your Data

Look for the ‘S’ to Browse Securely on Public Wi-Fi


Benefit's Fair

In partnership with HR Benefits Administration, the Information Security Office joins the annual Open Enrollment and Benefits Fair.

Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness month at the benefit’s fair provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the team, obtain important resources, ask questions, and learn more about National Cyber Security Month. The benefit’s fair is a weeklong event held in the following locations:

  • Coral Cables Campus
  • RSMAS Campus
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Miller School of Medicine Campus

During the fair, ISO staff are present for questions and information pamphlets are available. In addition, giveaways are distributed, including higher ticketed items for Quiz Winners. The quiz is administered via iPad and will cover topics about Cybersecurity globally and at UM.

The Information Security Office received overwhelming support and gratitude for its participation during UM’s Benefit’s Fair in October.