Be #BearAware and Avoid the Anxiety of Public Failure
Every once and a while we realize that celebrities are only human. Whether it is Michael Phelps, Gordon Ramsey or former President Barack Obama getting upset, Chrissy Tiegen feeling a bit nervous, Kim Khardashian crying, or Spiderman looking a bit confused, we all experience intense emotions that are sometimes captured for the world to see. Don’t find yourself angry, frightened, or otherwise upset because you weren’t aware of the most basic cybersecurity guidelines. Be #BearAware and #BeCyberSmart by reviewing the cybersecurity basics below and at staysafeonline.org.
Important Security Enhancements and Training for 2022
Duo Verified Push: To protect our most vital information resources we will soon add another layer of security to Baylor’s Ignite, BearWeb, and Microsoft 365 platforms. When you receive a Duo Push notification from these systems, you will be required to also enter a 6-digit code so that no one accidentally approves a Duo log in request. Duo Call Me and SMS options will no longer available for two-factor authentication on these systems.
SANS Institute Training: For the second year, Baylor will require cybersecurity training from the SANS Institute. Training will open on Monday, October 17, and must be completed by Friday, November 11. Bear ID access will be interrupted for those who do not complete the training until it is completed.
Review and follow these best practices to become more #BearAware, and see all of the Publicity Resources for our 2022 campaign.
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 great site produced by the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
#BearAware is Baylor's cybersecurity awareness initiative. Throughout the year, Baylor ITS keeps our community #BearAware of the latest information on security threats through cybersecurity alerts, our @BaylorITS Twitter account and the Baylor ITS Facebook page.
Do Your Part, Bears #BeCyberSmart