Cybersecurity Awareness Squad

What is the Cyber Security Awareness Squad?

The Cyber Squad is a committee within the InfoSec club that engages in cybersecurity outreach education by visiting a variety of different communities such as elementary schools, high schools, young adults, employees, and senior citizens.

The Cyber Squad Mission Statement:

To raise awareness regarding the importance of cyber security and encourage good hygiene to members of our surrounding community.

Founding Principles

Through various outreach events, the Squad educates attendees on the following principles:

  1. Keep Private Information PRIVATE
  2. Think before you click
  3. Look for the S in HTTPS
  4. Update software regularly
  5. Be cautious with email
  6. Change passwords regularly
  7. Create complex passwords
  8. Be cautious with free wifi
  9. Log out of all accounts
  10. Spread awareness to others

Highlights:

October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In 2004, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is “designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident”. DHS

Our club participates as a friend of the Department of Homeland Security's Stop.Think.Connect campaign by hosting campus events throughout the month of October. This year our events for campus students include:

Benefits as a squad member:

Additional Resources:


For more information or to sign up please contact us!