Cyber Security Awareness Month October 2021

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness month and the theme this year is:  

Kick-Off:  Do your Part.  Be Cyber Smart 

Each week will focus on a different area to highlight the corresponding cybersecurity risks and tools/tips to reduce/mitigate them. The mission of the SF State Information Security Office is to provide balanced and tailored campus-wide cybersecurity, information security, and privacy risk management services.


  • The average total cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86 million and took an average of 280 days to identify and contain. (IBM)
  • The use of new breach techniques has boomed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 35% of breaches having leveraged new techniques in 2020. (Cynet)
  • 88% of data breaches are caused by human error. (Tessian)

Weekly Content

The Deadly "Phisher": An ITS Horror Film

This October, in a world where digital information is vulnerable, one ITS team came together to fight the “phish.” From the creative team that brought you Two-Factor Authentication and Safelinks, comes the newest horror installment, The Deadly “Phisher”. Make sure you "catch" it before it catches you. Mwahahah!




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Friday, October 01, 2021