National CyberSecurity Awareness Month 2019 is here!

Celebrate National CyberSecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) by learning about security and entering this year's raffle, which has a Grand Prize of a Nintendo Switch Lite with Super Mario Odyssey! 

Additional prizes to be awarded are:

  • 3 Lapdesks, for keeping your laptop and papers organized while sitting on the couch or in bed
  • 10 $10 gift cards to El Table
  • 100 Padlock stress relievers

Ways to enter:

  • Students: Enroll in Duo by October 11th at midnight.
    • Visit this website to enroll in Duo (If you're off-campus, connect to the VPN first)
    • Learn more about using Duo on our website.
    • All students will be enrolled in Duo on October 29th, so do it early and get entered to win.
    • Students can still enroll in Duo between the 11th and 29th, but they won't be entered into the raffle.
    • Look for drop-in stations in your ResHall or stop by the Clapp Library.
  • Everyone: Take the NCSAM 2019 Security Quiz 
    • A 7 question, multiple choice quiz that takes about 3 minutes.
    • See if you're up to date on scams and online security at Wellesley.
  • Everyone: Stop by our security drop-in hours in Clapp 131
    • Dates & Time: 10/22 (9am - 7pm)
      • (Previous session was 10/7 9am - 4pm.)
    • Three different sessions rotating every 20 minutes.
    • Watch a short security related video, listen to how it relates to Wellesley, and Q & A with LTS staff.
    • Light snacks will be provided.
  • Everyone: Visit our table at the Lulu Chow Wang campus center for a security checkup
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10/3 through 10/24, 12:30 - 2:30pm.
    • Bring your laptop to see if it's up to date with antivirus protection, antimalware protection, and more.
  • Everyone: Write on the Clapp whiteboard question of the week
    • There will be a different question each week, changing on Mondays.
    • Stop by and write your answer on the whiteboard, then write your name on paper and drop it in the box to enter the raffle.
    • Week 1 Question: When was the last time you changed your password?
    • Week 2 Question: Where else do you use two-factor authentication?

New Security Tips:

  • Google's Password Checkup extension checks passwords you enter against a database of bad passwords.
    • Password Checkup never reports any identifying information about your accounts, passwords, or device
    • For more information on what it does and how it keeps your passwords safe, see their Support Article about it.

Duo Drop-in hours

The following times and locations will have LTS student workers or staff available to help students enroll in Duo.  Student cal always enroll anytime via the online enrollment website.

Clapp Library:

  • Thursday 10/3 through Friday 10/11 - Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm at the main entrance, or visit the Help Desk.
  • Tuesday 10/29 Extended Help Desk hours until 7:30pm.

Large Residence Halls

  • Tuesday 10/29, 5 - 7:30pm

Dining Halls (Tower, Bates, Stone-Davis, & Pomeroy):

  • Monday 10/7 - Friday 10/11, Lunch & Dinner

Lulu Campus Center:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm - 2pm, through 10/24.

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, including details about the required annual security awareness training, which you can access from the MyWellesley portal in Administrivia or Employee Services.

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)