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Information & Cyber Security @ Wooster

What does Cyber Security Mean?

Cybersecurity is the protection of your computer against threats one can receive through the internet. It is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, security includes both cybersecurity and physical security. The threats that are present on the internet are ever changing and evolving beyond older security systems, so it’s necessary to continuously educate yourselves on how to protect your computer to ensure you do not get caught slipping and get exploited by people who wish to extract information from you.

Here are a few programs that are organized to promote cybersecurity. You will find great tips, tricks, and information on how to keep your online identity safe.


US Computer Emergency Readiness Team Security Issue Tips.

EDUCAUSE’s Information Security Campaigns.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security Resources.

National Cyber Security Alliance and Their Partners Resources

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month With Us!


October marks the National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Technology Services at the College of Wooster is dedicated to educating our users to protect themselves and their devices.

Avoid Phishing Scams

Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility. Here is easy-to-follow, actionable advice for everyone. STOP: make sure security measures are in place. THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. CONNECT: and enjoy the internet.

Learn more about phishing with these online resources:


The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) page on Avoiding Phishing shares how online services you use such as Outlook, Facebook, and Twitter fight phishing scams.


Visit our Hoonuit online training site for short videos to help you avoiding phishing and scams:

Cybersecurity in the Workplace


Whatever your place of business? Whether it’s a large or small organization, healthcare provider, academic institution or government agency – creating a culture of cybersecurity from the breakroom to the boardroom is essential and a shared responsibility among all employees.

For more information about Cyber Security in the workplace, please see these resources The College of Wooster Cyber Security Training including:

Passwords, Passwords, Passwords: Lock Down Your Login


Compromised accounts cause reputational harm and embarrassment and put others at risk through the spread of malware and viruses. You have enough to worry about, so what can you do about it? Find out more about how you can secure your information and LOCK DOWN YOUR LOGIN.

Visit our Password Policy Page for Helpful Hints

To learn how to Lock Down Your Login, visit the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) website on LOCK DOWN YOUR LOGIN.

For more information about strong passwords, visit The College of Wooster Training for Lock Down Your Login including:

Viruses, Botnets, Malware: Keep a Clean Machine

Keeping your internet-connected devices free from malware and infections makes the internet safer for you and more secure for everyone. 

Tips to Keep a Clean Machine

  • Ensure the software on your computer is current.
  • Install antivirus software.
  • Scan any USBs or any other devices that connect to your machine.
  • BE CAREFUL WHEN CLICKING LINKS IN EMAIL.

If you ever think you have been infected, act quickly; install antivirus software immediately and scan your computer. Technology Services suggests two antivirus software on our Protect Your Computer page.

To learn more about KEEPING A CLEAN MACHINE,

Also if you wish to look further into cybersecurity month, please refer to this webpage:

https://www.educause.edu/focus-areas-and-initiatives/policy-and-security/cybersecurity-initiative/community-engagement/security-awareness


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