Take the Cyber Security Pledge!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and in recognition of the important role each of us plays in securing cyberspace, BIT invites you to commit to safe cyber behavior.

Pledge to:

  • Take personal responsibility for security and use good security practices.

  • Pause and consider the risk before connecting to the Internet.

  • Lock my computer whenever leaving my work area.

  • Treat my mobile device like the powerful computer it is, and protect it -- both physically as well as by activating security features such as password and anti-lock, anti-virus software, and remote wipe.

  • Use strong passwords and create a separate one for each account.

  • Never share my password with anyone.

  • Follow my organization's policy and promptly report all security incidents or concerns to the chief security information officer or BIT contact.

  • Safeguard sensitive data from any inappropriate disclosure.

  • Do not post personal, sensitive, or non-public information on social media.

  • Do not participate in any cyber bullying activities.

  • Raise awareness of good security practices among my family, friends, colleagues, and community. 
Please join with thousands of other individuals across the country who are asserting their commitment to online safety.

By signing the National Cyber Pledge you are affirming that you will take online security seriously and use safe computing practices both at home and at work.

Take the pledge by visiting www.cisecurity.org. After you sign the pledge, please encourage your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors—everyone you can—to do the same! If we each pledge to do our part to make our piece of cyber space just a little bit more secure, we can truly make a difference in helping protect our nation's cyber assets.

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