October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month: It’s Easy to Stay Safe Online

In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, NC State will sponsor “It’s Easy to Stay Safe Online” to increase the awareness and prevention of security threats. 

This year’s cybersecurity program begins with 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. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win great prizes.

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

For more information about these and other planned cyber events, visit the NC State Cybersecurity Awareness Month website.

Sponsors of this year’s events include the NC State Office of Information Technology, the NC State Arts Program, Amazon, and CampusGuard.