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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month


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Cybercrime can affect everyone. In order to protect the DePaul community, it is critically important to ensure you know how to stay safe online. One of the best lines of defense is to know how to identify and respond to cybersecurity threats. In support of this awareness initiative, the Information Security team would like to bring some helpful resources to your attention.

Security news and malicious email alerts

The News & Updates section of the Information Security team's website has undergone a major overhaul. In this revamped section, users can find alerts about specific phishing and scam campaigns, as well as broader security announcements. Each alert includes a screenshot of the malicious email, a detailed overview of the goals and consequences of the malicious activity, and a breakdown of some of the indicators as to how to identify the email as malicious.

While not a fully conclusive list of phishing targeting the university, it does cover a number of campaigns targeting the broader campus community. Keep an eye on this page for news related to active threat campaigns you may be targeted in, as well as announcements regarding upcoming additional security features and protections.

Security awareness training

DePaul's Information Security team also provides security awareness traini​ng for staff, faculty and students. This training covers important topics such as phishing, password safety and browsing safely. Even if you have viewed these training resources in the past, they serve as an excellent refresher on great cybersecurity hygiene. They provide faculty, staff and students with the tools and knowledge necessary to keep themselves and the community safe.

Security reminder: It's bigger than just you

As with all organizations, the university and its community members are targeted by cybercriminals. Keeping your own DePaul account safe is important to not only ensuring your own accounts, information and finances are secured, but also the accounts, information and finances of everyone at DePaul remain safe. Compromised accounts often are used by the malicious actors to further target the community. Keeping your DePaul account secure helps keep the entire community secure.

If you ever have questions about information security or would like to report a suspicious or malicious email, contact the Information Security Team at​

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