National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016


In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Division of IT will host a series of events this October to educate the GW community on the importance of cyber security.

Spot the Phish! Enter the NCSAM Phishing Contest

Enter to win a Roku Media Player or an Apple Watch by participating in the Division of IT's phishing contest throughout the month of October. 


Week 1 – STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

Test Your Cybersecurity Awareness! 
10:00am - 2:00pm
Marvin Center Lobby
Join the Division of IT in the Marvin Center lobby and test your IT security knowledge. Learn about our IT security resources, how to stay safe online and protect your identity. Giveaways will be available for those that can answer our IT security quiz correctly! 

Ransomware: What is it? How to avoid it? How to protect your data?
11:00am - 12:00pm
Gelman Library Room 702
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts a user's personal files on an infected computer, making these files inaccessible until a sum of money is paid. Attend this session to learn how you can avoid a ransomware attack, and steps you can take to better protect your devices, as well as data within GW.

Week 2 – From the Break Room to the Boardroom: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace

2016 techEXPO
11:00am - 2:00pm
Mid-Campus Quad
Attend the 2016 techEXPO to learn about cybersecurity information, and how you can protect your information from your dorm room, to your classroom to your office space. In addition, learn about other IT service offerings at the university, including free anti-virus protection. Free food and giveaways will be available for all attendees. Plus - enter to win a Roku or Apple Watch! 

Week 3 – Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime

Password Hack Demo
10:00am - 2:00pm
Marvin Center Lobby
Test your skills or witness how hackers can access your information at this demo. Stop by at anytime to talk with our IT security experts. 

Ten Tips to Keep Your Computer and Data Secure
11:00am - 12:00pm
Virginia Science and Technology Campus Exploration Hall Room 101
Attend this session to learn how to best protect your data.



Week 5 – Building Resilience in Critical Systems

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Keystone Event
9:00am - 12:00pm
Jack Morton Auditorium