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Spectrum Lecture Series October 11, 2017

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"The Shadow of Hate": Film Screening and Discussion Oct. 24 at TP/SS Campus

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Urinetown the Musical, Oct. 11-14

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Save a Life Montgomery: Opioid and Substance Abuse Community Forum, Oct. 21

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Response Center Closed Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Category: Features

Published: Oct 6 2017 12:00AM

We live in an increasingly digital world. Cars without drivers. Airplanes without pilots. Newspapers without paper. The binding factor is always people, and each of us controls what is in front of us and how we respond each day.

The internet is a huge part of our lives at work and at home, and no one is immune to cyber threats. Constantly being connected means increased risks to privacy and security every single day. It is everyone's responsibility to learn how to behave safely and responsibly online - and when we do, we make the internet safer and more secure for everyone.

Want to be a cyber-champion now?

One of the first, and easiest things, you can do is change your password! Just go to www.montgomerycollege.edu/reset-password and click on "reset password". A strong password is your first line of defense when protecting your information.

Also, you are now encouraged to enroll in the College's Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) program. Utilizing 2FA through DUO will protect your MC accounts. What is 2FA? Just like online banking, your Gmail account, Facebook, or LinkedIn, a second-factor authentication is required to access your accounts. This second level of verification will help decrease account compromises and identity theft, provide real-time alerts for password protection, and allows you to use your smartphone, cell phone, tablet, or landline phone to easily confirm your login requests. Visit mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/itprojects/2fa to enroll.

Want to know more?

All this month, we will be talking about how to be aware of the many threats to your online security and the proactive steps you can take to avoid those threats. Look for posts to the College's Twitter and Facebook pages, Inside MC Online articles, and be sure to visit the IT Security website for more information (mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/itprojects/ITSecurity)and come visit the IT Security Team at the Compliance Fair October 2 - 5!

Stop. Think. Connect. Be a cyber-champion!

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