Cyber Security Awareness Month - October 2021

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Join us in celebrating Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.


Ivy+ Cybersecurity & Privacy Festival

Princeton’s Information Security Office will be presenting the following sessions at Stanford University’s Ivy+ Cybersecurity & Privacy Festival (October 19 & 20):

  • Securing Your Home Network – It's Not That Scary  (InfoSec 201) This session is back by popular demand! Most households have networks of devices linked to the internet. This network often includes computers, gaming systems, TVs, tablets, smartphones, etc. Who secures your home network? You do, of course!  Many of us set up a wireless router, go about our business, and forget about it. But in this age of data breaches and other online threats, we all need to take measures to increase the security of our home network. Join us and obtain a helpful checklist to aid in completing this important security task.  We promise, it’s not that scary!  This InfoSec 200-level class does not have any prerequisites and will define intermediate-level concepts or terminology.  Speakers: Tara Schaufler & David Sherry  (Wednesday, October 20, 1-1:45 PM ET)
  • A CISO Panel Discussion featuring Princeton’s Chief Information Security Officer David Sherry  (Wednesday, October 20, 4:05-4:50 PM ET)

To attend Princeton’s sessions or other festival sessions, visit Stanford’s site to register for the event. PU students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend.

UPDATE:  The recordings from these sessions are now available.  Visit our videos page.

See all of Princeton's information security upcoming events.


Simply Security Video Series

Simply Security

Subscribe to the Princeton ISO's Media Central channel, “Simply Security.” The videos are short and answer frequently asked information security questions.  New content will be added monthly.


National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) Events

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit and


Self-paced Training


On-demand, self-guided information security training is now available for all staff:

  • Introduction to Phishing (15-minutes)
  • Security Essentials for Princeton University Part 1 & 2 (20-minutes)

To complete the training, login to Princeton’s Security Education portal.


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Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. 

Princeton University is a

Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion!