Cyber Security and Prizes!


Thumbnail Good "cyber hygiene" is increasingly important. This October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Duke's IT Security Office is kicking off a campaign to remind Duke faculty, staff and students to make sure their computers stay healthy.

"Too often we don't think about our computer's health until something goes wrong, and we lose important data," said Richard Biever, the university's chief information security officer. "Remembering to keep your anti-virus software up-to-date and your computer or smartphone patched is a lot like remembering to wash your hands. Once you get into the habit, it becomes routine and your data stays safe."

Check your digital security savvy, and you could win an iPad!
As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, Duke’s IT Security Office is sponsoring a contest to help Duke faculty, staff and students keep their computers healthy. Duke users can take an online quiz to test their digital savvy and be entered in a raffle to win an iPad. Other events this month include “health checks” for Duke computers at various campus locations and a panel on data security for international travelers. To enter the contest and find out more, visit

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