National Cyber Security Month


Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure. That's what National Cyber Security Awareness Month—observed in October —is all about!

Our Shared Responsibility

  • We lead Internet-connected, digital lives.
  • No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet.
  • Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use.

Reality Check Resources

UNL NCSAM Events in October

Cyber Security Thursdays  

October 1,15, 29 City Campus Union
October 8,22 East Campus Union

Every Thursday in October, members of the UNL information security team will be in the union giving away prizes, and offering tips on cyber security.  

Stop by the booth to take a guess at how many fish are in the fish bowl, learn about a PHISH email, and take a cyber security quiz.

     UNL is a NCSAM Champion

ITS Security SIG

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 pm
City Union

The ITS Security Special Interest Group is open to all UNL faculty and staff.  Every other month, the ITS Information Security team offers a SIG meeting to present new projects and answer questions about information security on campus. October’s forum will feature:

  • Recent incidents - lessons learned
  • Securing remote access
  • Getting the word out about security & phishing
  • Demo of MalwareBytes
  • Why 2 Factor?
Unable to attend in person?  Join the meeting via Adobe Connect at

Security Brown Bags

Wednesday, October 14 ,11:30 am  City Campus Union
OWASP: An introduction. 

Join us for an update on OWASP activities, how you can use OWASP’s free resources for your organization, get some tips and tricks learned from AppSec USA, and hear more about the OWASP Lincoln chapter.  Bring your lunch and join speakers Zac Fowler and John Rogers.

Friday, October 23 at 10:00 am, City Campus Union

A Discussion about HIPAA with Sharon Welna, UNMC CISO

Join the ITS security team and others from around campus to discuss HIPAA regulations and how UNL technical staff  should protect this unique set of data. The discussion will be led by UNMC's Chief Information Security Officer, Sharon Welna.

Tuesday, October 27 at 11:00 am, East Campus Union
What Would You Do?

Come join the ITS Security team as they work through possible security incidents and ask you to help solve the problem.  Learn about the incident response process used and learn how you can help become a cyber security warrior.