Cyber Security Awareness Month: Passwords

Posted on 10/16/2019 2:18:50 PM

One of the easiest ways to practice cyber security is to make sure you have a strong password.  The longer the password, the harder it is to hack.  Make certain you have at least 15 characters in the password, and make certain that you never share that password with anyone.

Remember, the IT Support Center will never ask for your password.

2019 Cyber Security Awareness Phishing Contest and Prizes

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, IT Services is having a phishing contest. Now that you know what a phish is and how to identify one, we want you to come up with your best original phish message. Entries for the phishing contest should be submitted to phishing-contest@iup.edu and will be judged based on creativity and use of the phishing factors mentioned above. 

Three winners (first, second, and third place) will be picked from the submissions we receive. A $25 Co-Op gift card will be awarded to the top three entries. Only one submission per person is allowed and is limited to IUP students, faculty, and staff. Submissions must be received by October 31, the last day of the contest. Good luck!