Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month is a time all of us who rely on electronics, who also need to keep them safe from hackers, leaks, and malware.

The IT department at the University of Illinois Springfield is educating students on how to keep cell phones and computers safe. This month on campus, they're checking out student's devices from computers to phones to make sure they're virus free.

The devices can also receive a special piece of software to protect them.

"It's everybody's job to make sure their systems are as secure as can be, because what you don't know can hurt you in this sort of environment. Anywhere from malware being propagated to from not only the internet but now from your machine, so making sure that your systems are as clean as can be," said Clayton Bellot, Security Analyst at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Analysts suggest checking the security settings on your computer, and regularly updating for virus software you might have because new threats are always coming out.

The story was reported by WICS-TV 20 on October 14, 2014.

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