Happy summer! The beginning of the hotter months heralds the arrival of new activities to the Cybersecurity for You (C4U) awareness platform, and with them, a renewed opportunity to improve cybersecurity skills and earn points towards digital rewards.
Reg Jackson, Digital Security and Trust | March 4, 2022
The Cybersecurity for You (C4U) awareness platform was featured last month in The Chronicle of Higher Education article “As Cyberattacks Roil Colleges, Many Look to Faculty Members and Students for Help.” Several Ohio State staff and faculty members are interviewed about the need for quality cybersecurity education amidst a feeling of “training fatigue.” Site registration is required to access full article .
We all share the crucial responsibility of protecting Ohio State’s institutional data, which is why faculty, staff and student employees must complete training each year. But did you know that many staff members can complete their Institutional Data Policy training requirement by finishing a 7-minute activity on the Cybersecurity for You (C4U) platform?
Off the top of your head…can you remember how many online accounts you’re signed up for? What about how many accounts you’ve signed up for just in the last year? Even when simply ordering some take-out from the restaurant down the street, it can seem like the restaurant will require you to have an online account!
Most of us have been completing cybersecurity for the past several years. Starting Monday, October 28 , you will have new choices -- choose what you learn and how you learn it. Even if you don’t use much technology yourself, the stores where you shop, where you work and go to school and every site you visit online are collecting and storing information about you and your family. It’s important to learn how to keep your digital data safe and we’re here to help.
Many Buckeyes have been completing cybersecurity training for the past several years. Starting on Monday, October 28, you can make choices about what you learn and how you learn it. This fall Ohio State is offering something new and different: the Cybersecurity for You (C4U) awareness platform. You can use the platform to fulfill your cybersecurity awareness training obligations with the university, but that is not the primary purpose of platform. Instead, we’ve designed it to deliver cybersecurity awareness on topics that help you beyond your role here on campus.