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About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) — observed in October — was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure each person has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. CSAM is sponsored by the  National Cyber Security Alliance and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA).

The University of Utah is proud to be a CSAM Champion for the third year and a participant for the eighth year. CSAM Champions are dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure, and more trusted internet.

Each October, the U's Information Security Office (ISO) highlights the ways in which internet-connected devices have impacted our lives, and provides the information and resources to empower users to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace. The monthlong campaign focuses on different themes addressing specific challenges and identifying opportunities for behavioral change.

If everyone at the U does their part — implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating students, or training employees — our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.

Last Updated: 9/20/21