Monday, October 9, 2023

Week of Oct 8, 2023 - It's Cyber Security Month !!


October is Cyber Security Month

Dear TTSD Staff,

October is Cybersecurity Month, and it's the perfect time to emphasize the importance of staying cyber aware. In today's digital age, here's why it matters:

Protect Your Data: Safeguard your personal and business information from cyber threats.

Prevent Identity Theft: Stay vigilant to avoid falling victim to identity theft.

School District Resilience: Ensure TTSD's operations and student data are always secure.

Here's how to participate:
  1. Training: Complete the TTSD Fall 2023 Cyber Security Training (Log into Canvas) by Oct 31, 2023.
  2. Updates: Keep software and devices up-to-date for security.
  3. Strong Passwords: Use strong, unique passwords and enable multi-factor authentication.
  4. Phishing Awareness: Train to recognize phishing attempts. (See Training, above)
  5. Data Protection: Encrypt data and maintain regular backups. To encrypt your TTSD laptop:
    1. Mac users: Open Self Service and launch FileVault app
    2. Windows users: Submit a tech request with your name, computer name and the IP number from your computer
  6. Incident Response: Have a plan to address cyber breaches. TTSD has a plan!  Please submit a tech request or call x4051 if you feel your computer or account has been compromised.
Let's make October a month of cyber vigilance and learning. Stay secure!


Susan Barnard
IT Director
Tigard-Tualatin Schools

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