Cyber Security Awareness Month
Participate with WCU to make the internet a safer, more secure environment. This month is dedicated to educating the WCU community about cyber security and how WCU IS&T is Helping you stay safe online!
How Does WCU Protect you?
As many of you have now experienced WCU rolled out Multi-Factor Authentication using
Duo technology for many of the applications and services you use on campus. The primary
goal for this is to protect your digital identity from being compromised even if your
password is exposed to bad actors. Currently, 89-% of all faculty and staff have enrolled
into Duo. Students will start the onboarding process this fall as well.
Duo - West Chester University (wcupa.edu)
User Awareness Training
West Chester has leveraged the resources of KnowBe4.COM to provide user awareness
training for all employees. There is also other training being provided for specific
areas of campus more focused for their practices and handling of data. Starting this
month, Staff and Faculty will start to see enrollment invitations to KnowBe4.
View this sample video on Phishing from KnowBe4
Email Security Gateway
We have subscribed to a new email filtering service called MimeCast. This service sits between you and your WCU email account. Mimecast is designed to help protect your account from Unsolicited Email (Spam), Phishing Attempts and Malware. Last Month, 21% of inbound email was rejected by MimeCast. 66% was for email from known bad servers and 7% of those messages was for Spam.
If you receive a suspicious email, visit The Phish Bowl and scan the list of recent phishing alerts. If the email is posted, there's no need to report it. Simply delete the email and you're done.
Learn How To #BeCyberSmart
- Sessions available through the FAST Training Website.
- LinkedIn Learning Content
- Search social media for #BeCyberSmart, #CyberSecurity, for the online conversations
Test Your Awareness