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Information Security

Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Information Security

Allegheny Hall 9006
121 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Frank Piscitello, Manager/CISO
Phone: 610-436-3192 
Fax: 610-436-3110 

October is
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 it relates to you!

Social and Digital Media

Social and Digital Media

During this FAST class, you will learn fundamental digital literacy skills, practices, and safety that can be applied when using social media as a tool to create/curate content and build an audience, while expressing your personality.



Join us in welcoming Lee Gitzes, Information Security Strategic Advisor at Comm Solutions, on October 13, 2015, for "What to Post on the Web and How It Stays with You Forever." Learn topics such as password security, phishing scams, internet data collection, and more. Event takes place in Merion Science Center, Room 112 at 4:30pm.

Password PSA

Password PSA

Do you follow the correct guidelines to ensure your password is safe and secure? Watch our Password PSA to confirm that your passwords are secure. The PSA provides helpful tips on choosing a new password and password variety. You can also visit Information Security for more tips on selecting a good password.



After October has passed, continue practicing safe computing by attending Safe Surfing BYOL in December. Will you be shopping online this Holiday season? How do you keep your computer safe while surfing the internet? Security is ever evolving, making it difficult to protect against identity theft and malicious activity. During this session you will learn the best practices to shop and surf the web safely.


Helpful Tips

  • Make sure to update software - especially operating systems, web browsers and high-risk applications like Adobe Reader, Flash and Java - as often as possible to protect against digital intrusion and theft.
  • It is very tempting to have the same password for all accounts, but if you use the same password and one of your accounts is compromised, the rest will be too. A common approach is to add a suffix to the base password for each different account

New Weekly Newsletters

Stay tuned for weekly newsletters from Information Security, including topics such as:

  • Your evolving digital life
  • Cybersecurity at work
  • Next Generation Cyber Professionals

For more information, please visit Information Security

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