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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

There is an “I” in Cybersecurity. Learn how you can start protecting yourself from cybersecurity attacks today.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month themes for 2022

2022’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme is “See Yourself in Cyber.” Find out how you can protect yourself online by referencing the digital resources and social media posts below.


You shall not password
Create strong and secure passwords by following the suggested guidelines.


Don’t wait to update 
Keep your software up to date to best protect your devices from criminal activity.


Something phishy is going on
If an email seems suspicious or too good to be true, it’s likely a scam and should be avoided and reported immediately.

Theme #1: You shall not password

A strong password should be long, unique, and complex in order to best protect your information online. 

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Protect your information by making your password:
• At least 12 characters long
• Unique and never reused
• Complex with added characters and symbols

#SeeYourselfInCyber
Check out these password tips
➡️ go.rutgers.edu/1370cwze

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Theme #2: Don’t wait to update

By keeping your software up to date on all your devices, you are actively patching up and preventing any possible security gaps.

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Set up automatic updates on your phone, computer, tablet, and other personal devices to fix general software issues and protect yourself from criminals online.

#SeeYourselfInCyber

➡️ http://ow.ly/K9sz50KuLyW

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Theme #3: Something phishy is going on

1 in 99 emails is a phishing attack. Think thoroughly before clicking any potentially questionable emails, links, and attachments, and make sure to report suspicious activity right away.

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Phishing emails are often emails that seem:
• Too good to be true
• Alarming or threatening
• Poorly crafted
• Requests personal information
• Sent from an email address that doesn’t match the associated company

#SeeYourselfInCyber

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Information security awareness

Read and share stories that highlight key tips and resources for cybersecurity.