National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 Champion

What's scarier than Halloween?

A data breach!

This October, get better at protecting your (and the University's) information. Keep scrolling to find resources, games, quizzes, and videos that will help you become a cybersecurity-savvy citizen.


The human factor

Special Training Resources

University of Arizona Human Resources has provided a special LinkedIn Learning Collection for Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is available for all faculty and staff. To access this content, please remember to activate your LinkedIn Learning account as a benefits-eligible faculty/staff before accessing this option. Find instructions on the About LinkedIn Learning page.

Check out our SharePoint site for more great courses!

Online Security Tips

  • Remember to protect University information, as outlined in the University Information Resource Classification Standard and supporting documentation. 
  • When you are not on campus surrounded by coworkers who have taken security training, it is more important than ever to protect Internal and Restricted information.  

  • Follow Zoom best practices for security, like not posting links publicly, setting a passcode or waiting room, and limiting meetings to authenticated users. 

  • Practice good physical security around your device by locking it each time you leave your workspace. Developing the habit will serve you well, whether you are at home, traveling, or working in your office. 
  • Never leave mobile devices unattended in a public place.

  • Use up-to-date antivirus protection. Sophos Home is available at no charge if you need antivirus/anti-malware for Mac or Windows personal computers. 

  • Update your operating system, web browser, and other software when upgrades become available. New versions block vulnerabilities that a hacker could exploit. 

  • When you are not on the campus network, use the campus VPN (or your department’s VPN) to create a secure connection.  

  • Don’t write it on a sticky note, or share it with anyone.
  • Don’t approve unexpected NetID+ push notifications.
  • Change your password if you suspect it has been compromised. 
  • Make passwords unique; don’t use the same password for different services.
  • Consider using a password manager to handle all your logins.
  • Consider using passphrases rather than passwords.
  • Check out the Password Security page for more tips. 

Whether working at home or on campus, phishing continues to be a major source of compromised accounts across the University community.

  • Test yourself with the quiz found below!
  •  If you receive an email that looks phishy, forward it to
  • To see phishing emails that have already been reported by the University community, go to our phishing alerts
  • For more information or to report a phish, visit  

Test your security awareness with our Phishing Quiz!

ISO Zoom Backgrounds

Preview our beautiful Zoom backgrounds, taken by ISO team members Rhonda Royse and Wendy Epley. Feel free to download them and use them in your meetings.