Don’t fall for it

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Dallas ISD’s Information Technology is sharing tips to stay safe online. This week, learn how to spot the social engineering red flags:

  • Unsolicited help or request for information
  • Baiting—the offer feels too good to be true
  • Contact can’t prove their identity
  • Access Tailgating (Nonemployee following you into a building/restricted area)
  • Scareware (Someone outside of IT informing you your device has been infected)

National Cybersecurity Month has been celebrated since 2004 led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) in a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally. 

This year’s theme—See Yourself in Cyber—shows that everyone is part of cyberspace and that it’s up to each person to make smart decisions to keep important information safe.

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