National Cyber Security Month

NCSAM The University of Nebraska is a NCSAM Champion.

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.

UNL NCSAM Events in October

Cyber Security Escape Room Challenge 

October 4,5; 15-17; 25-26 Lincoln City Campus Union
October 9-10; 30-31  Omaha MBSC
October 22-24 Kearney NSU

Come and have some fun with a group of friends, or come make some new friends while figuring out the clues to solve the case in this Cybersecurity Escape Room challenge.

Participants will learn about: how to tell the difference between real emails and phishing or SPAM emails, how to use (and not use) USB drives, the importance of using strong passwords, how to think critically about a situation, and how to work as a team.


ITS Cybersecurity Interest Group

Monday, October 22, 11 am
Live from Kearney & Zoom

The ITS Cybersecurity Interest Group is open to all University of Nebraska faculty and staff.  Every 4th Monday of each month, the ITS Cybersecurity & Identity team offers a CIG meeting to present new projects and answer questions about information security on campus. October’s forum will feature:

  • Recent incidents - lessons learned
  • Security as a Priority Projects
  • Why 2 Factor?
Unable to attend in person?  Join the meeting via Zoom

Cyber Crimes

A presentation from FBI Special Agent Matt Saad.Thursday, October 11, 11 am  Live from East Campus Union & Zoom Unable to attend in person?  Join the meeting via Zoom


Old/New Security Issues: A Dive into Cryptology

presented by Donald Costello, Academic Coordinator/Emeritus Associate Professor, UNL Computer Science & Engineering

Wednesday, October 17, 11 am  Live from City Union & Zoom  Unable to attend in person?  Join the meeting via Zoom