National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In support of this effort, the University of Missouri hosts a series of events across each campus designed to educate faculty, staff, and students about computer and information security. 

2017 Schedule (Columbia Campus):

Awareness Media Outreach:

Every week in October, the Division of IT will feature a new topic pertaining to cyber security via MU Info and social media outlets. Please follow us at: Snapchat (MizzouSnaps), Twitter (@Mizzou), and Facebook (Mizzou) to become #CyberAware!

Presentations for IT Professionals:

  •  DNS, ads, & malware: OH MY! By Aaron Scantlin on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 1:30-2:30 in Memorial Union room N206 (Walt Disney Room)
  • Compliance review process by Kirk Keller, Rochelle Duncan and Nick O’Neil on Tuesday, October 10th, from 10:00-11:00 in Memorial Union room N206 (Walt Disney Room)
  • Lifecycle of an account by Kristy White on Tuesday, October 17th, from 1:00-2:00 in Memorial Union room N206 (Walt Disney Room)
  • Phishing by Bryan Mooney on Tuesday, October 24th, from 10:00-11:00 in Memorial Union room N206 (Walt Disney Room)



MakeITSafe Information Security Awareness Training: University employees are an important line of defense against cybercriminal attacks. Given this, University of Missouri policy mandates faculty, staff, and student employees* complete annual security awareness training by October 31st.

In addition to our events, please visit these online resources for best practices and webcast opportunities:

Last updated: October 23, 2017