Information Security Office
The office of the Information Security Officer at Ithaca College provides administration and guidance to the Ithaca College community by protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of college information and computing resources. The Information Security Office works closely with the network services staff and system administrators to ensure security to our networks, systems, and the data residing on them.
Please feel free to consult with us for guidance and direction about information security issues.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems. The ITS Information Security Office is promoting NCSAM on our campus.
Watch for Intercom articles around NCSAM webinars and security tips and tricks. Please also check out the other information under the ITS Security pages such as Stop. Think. Connect, Self-Protection, Protecting Your Computer, Protecting Your Data and Protecting your Identity.
NCSAM focuses on a different cybersecurity issue for each week in October:
Week 1 October 1-6, 2013
Theme: 10 Years & Beyond: General Online Safety & STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we will take time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far in keeping people safe and secure online, and what we need to achieve in the decade ahead. Week 1 also aims to raise online safety awareness among all Americans and reinforce the simple measures everyone should take to be safer and more secure online and their understanding that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility.
Week 2 October 7-13, 2013
Theme: Being Mobile: Online Safety & Security
We now take the convenience and productivity of the Internet everywhere we go. We work untethered from a physical location, stay connected as we travel and use portable devices to shop, bank, and manage our daily lives from anywhere. Week 2 highlights the need to maintain a focus on safety and security wherever and whenever we use the Internet.
Week 3: October 14-20, 2013
Theme: Cyber Education and the Next Generation of Cyber Leaders
In order to have a cyber-secure nation, we need to graduate cyber-capable adults who can use the Internet safely, securely, ethically and productively and build a workforce of cybersecurity professionals to defend our networks. We can be successful if we teach everyone essentials and reach the next generation of cyber leaders at an earlier age. Week 3 highlights the importance of cyber education and workforce development, including the advancement and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.
Week 4: October 21-27, 2013
Today's world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet, for all its advantages, increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. Week 4 will highlight how people can protect themselves against cybercrime and how to get help.
Week 5: October 28-31, 2013
Theme: Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure
The Internet impacts our daily life, even when we’re not directly using it. The Internet underlies our financial transactions, transportation systems, electrical grid, emergency response systems and nearly every facet of the essential services we use every day. Week 5 highlights the need to take every step necessary to protect our critical infrastructure.