October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

LTS is providing security resources and tips throughout the month of October.


  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 8:30am - noon; Secure You security awareness and Duo sign-up table at the HR Benefits Fair
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, noon - 1:00pm - Drop in for one of four showings of a short (11 minute) video, Hack Attack
  • Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 25; Duo Two-Factor Authentication training/enrollment drop-in sessions on from 11:00am - noon in the Clapp 131 computing classroom. Can't make it? Sign up to be enrolled here.

Additional Resources

  • You can watch the Hack Attack short video on your own if you missed the event on Oct. 13:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjYhmX_OUQQ 

    • After watching it, send an email to SANS at wellesley dot edu with with your overall impression about the video's usefulness, and at least one specific positive or negative reaction to part of the video you'd like to share with us, for a raffle entry. 

  • Three GreyCastle security awareness training videos available for viewing at your convenience online throughout the month of October. Topics include: general security awareness, information security for travelers, and FERPA security training:

    • security awareness - you must be logged in to your Wellesley Google account in the same browser you use to access these

  • Award-winning documentary film Code 2600 available for departmental showings upon request

  • SANS “Securing the Human” online security training

  • Security promotional giveaways and resource materials

  • Security tips of the week on the digital signage around campus and on the LTS website

  • Cyber security awareness themed book display in the Clapp Library lobby

Raffle Drawing on Halloween

  • Prizes: three $50 Amazon gift cards, t-shirts

  • Ways to enter

    • Enroll in Duo two-factor authentication

    • Attend Hack Attack video showing

    • Request and then complete SANS training (email requests to sans@wellesley.edu)

Why do we need to be concerned about computing security?


Protecting your computer keeps your data secure, and helps to protect the privacy of our users


Protect College information

A data breach can have many consequences for the College, including loss of systems and data, lost productivity, fines, lawsuits, and damage to its reputation


Legal obligations

Most states have breach notification laws that require certain protections for sensitive information; to understand how these laws impact your work, see Wellesley College’s Written Information Security Program

Security Software at Wellesley College:

Additional online resources for being safe online

Visit these online websites for more information:

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)