Let’s be real. Cybercriminals stalk global networks looking for weaknesses they can use to access data to sell, to find personally identifiable information to access or create financial accounts, to cripple organizations to collect a ransom, or simply to undermine the trust essential to living in a global community. Each day at Baylor we can stay BearAware by holding ourselves and one another accountable to
- BeSecure by following cybersecurity best practices
- BeCareful to never share your Duo Verified Push code with anyone
- BePrivate by using the security features of our devices and apps
- BeSafe by protecting our personal, research, and institutional data
- BeAlert against scams and threats to our devices
Be #BearAware and #SecureOurWorld by practicing the cybersecurity basics below and at staysafeonline.org!
A great password or passphrase enhanced by multi-factor authentication, such as Baylor's Duo two-factor authentication, is your first line of cyber defense.
Learn how to recognize and avoid this most common form of cyberattack. Also, visit our Phish Free blog for examples of current phishing attempts at Baylor.
- Social Networking
Connect and engage with friends and others online responsibly using these helpful tips!
- Data Security
With more of us spending more time online, we need to be vigilant about securing the data accessed by and stored on our devices.
Be aware of this common form of cyberattack
Make sure you back up your most vital, personal data to protect yourself against hardware failure, a lost flash drive, or other forms of data loss.
- Prior BearAware Campaigns
A look back at past BearAware campaigns from 2007 to the present!
For more cybersecurity tips, visit Stay Safe Online, a helpful site produced by the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
BearAware is Baylor's cybersecurity awareness initiative. Throughout the year, BaylorITS keeps our community BearAware of the latest information on security threats through cybersecurity alerts, our @BaylorITS Twitter (X) account and the Baylor ITS Facebook page.