Online security awareness campaign to kick-off on Oct. 6

September 28, 2010

Penn State will launch a new "Be Safe" campaign and website on Oct. 6, as part of an effort to empower students, faculty, and staff to take control of their digital identity and to stay safe online.

The website will help participants to learn how to protect their computers and personal information from threats such as viruses, spyware and phishing scams. Participants also will be able to take a quiz to test their phishing IQ and watch informative, innovative videos created by members of the Penn State community. Promotional posters also are available to download for use at any campus.

To find out more, including additional information about upcoming Security Awareness events, visit the Be Safe website at http://its.psu.edu/be-safe online.

As part of its efforts during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Penn State Information Technology Services is encouraging students to represent Penn State by participating in the 2011 Educause Information Security Awareness Poster and Video Contest. The posters and videos will be featured on the Educause Web site, as well as the contest’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and entries will be eligible to win up to $1,500. The content also may be used in campus security awareness campaigns nationwide. Additional information can be found on the contest website at http://www.educause.edu/SecurityVideoContest2011 online.

Last Updated September 30, 2010