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Cyber Security Awareness month

October 10, 2022

October is Cyber Security Awareness month!

Please join ITS as we feature special programming all month long to promote cybersecurity awareness as well as provide practical knowledge and tools to protect your data and identity online. Many people mistakenly believe they are not at risk for cyber-attacks, but if you use technology in any way, you are a target. Every individual staff member has a role to play in keeping Penn data secure.


ITS Security & Privacy Lunch & Learn

Friday, October 28 Noon-1pm | Silverman 240A

All staff are strongly encouraged to attend.

Please join us for an informative session on how to keep your data and identity secure online. We will share the latest information about phishing, ransomware, and messaging and phone attacks as well as review recommendations and best practices to avoid being a victim of these attacks. The presentation will end with a list of direct actions you can take to secure your identity, accounts, and data online.

The session will be offered in person (with lunch) or on Zoom.

Please RSVP below by Wednesday, October 26.

RSVP – In person (with lunch)

(RSVP – Attend remotely via Zoom.)


LastPass Password Manager: Drop-In Clinics

ITS will be holding weekly drop-in clinics to get staff up and running with LastPass.

LastPass password manager is a necessary tool that will make your work more productive and secure. (Saving passwords to your web browser is not recommended/secure and this functionality will be phased out in the future.)

All sessions will be held in Tanenbaum 320

  • Fri, October 21 | 11am - noon
  • Tue, October 25 | 10am - 11am
  • Wed, November 2 | 10am - 11am
  • Thu, November 10 | 10am 11am

In honor of trick or treat month, we will be offering treats at every session. Please bring your laptop and join us!


Recognizing & Reporting Phishing

ITS will be sending weekly messages during the month of October highlighting common phishing scams that you should be aware of.

When in doubt, always check with ITS to ensure if an email is legitimate or not. If you receive spam or phishing emails, please forward them to