Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

Welcome to Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021! 

As you have all seen in the news, ransomware attacks and data breaches costing millions of dollars are almost constant. Ransomware attacks have shut down hospitals, universities, including nearby CU, police departments, fuel pipelines, hospitals, and food suppliers.  

We understand that this can all be overwhelming. With so much information bombarding us, it can be hard to focus on the right actions to take to keep information secure. 

That is why we are recognizing Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October by sharing tips to stay cyber secure, both at work and at home. To turn away cyber-attacks, a little knowledge teamed with critical thinking skills can go a long way!  

Read on for events and information from the Mines ITS Security team to learn how you can do your part and #BeCyberSmart!

Be Cyber Smart

Upcoming Events

The Mines ITS Security team will host Wednesday lunch and learns about various cybersecurity topics. Meetings will begin at 12:00 p.m. MST. You can join in person in room BBW210 or virtually*
NOTE: The Oct 27th event has been canceled.

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  • October 6 – Be Cyber Smart (FBI Briefing)
    Understand cyber threats at a deeper level and apply that knowledge to prevent, protect, and detect cyber threats against our organization.
  • October 13 – Fight the Phish! [view the recording]
    Tips on how to recognize phishing emails and scams. We will also teach you how to report the message to the Mines ITS Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • October 20 – Cybersecurity Career Panel [view the recording]
    Join cybersecurity professionals to learn about different cybersecurity careers.
    • Quintana Patterson – Compliance and Security Analyst at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
    • Chad Hartsel – Cybersecurity Engineer with CACI International Inc. Experience in software development security, mobile applications, and secure networking protocols
    • Jerry Dawkins – Cybersecurity Researcher and Entrepreneur, Founder of True Digital Security, a cybersecurity consulting firm offering Managed Detection and Response, Penetration Testing and Patch and Vulnerability Management services
    • Lorenzo Gallegos – Senior Application Security Engineer at VDA Labs, and Mines Alumnus
  • October 27 – Cybersecurity First – CANCELED
    Preview our new Mines-specific Cybersecurity Training for Data Custodians and Stewards, System Administrators, and Developers

*All meetings, except for Be Cyber Smart on Oct. 6, will be recorded and made available for future reference.


Security Awareness Training

Watch the next security awareness training video and learn how to be more cyber-smart:

Topic: 2021 Your Role: Internet Security and You

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