Wrapping Up Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Here’s How You Can Help Keep USC Safe!

October 24, 2023

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Since the start of the year, 694 reported data breaches worldwide have impacted more than 612.4 million records. That’s a serious problem.

You can help deter breaches here at USC by adopting smart cybersecurity practices to enhance our resilience. Implementing cybersecurity practices is how we protect our professional and personal networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use. 

Cybersecurity should be a daily practice for us all. 

We’ve enjoyed seeing many of you at our annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month sessions and the weekly Trojan Farmer’s Market. There’s still time to learn how to strengthen your cybersecurity practices as we wrap up USC’s annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month activities

What to Know

Our TrojanSecure team from USC’s Information Security unit has a few more Cybersecurity Awareness Month events. We welcome your participation in our activities all year round. 

What to Do 

  • Visit the TrojanSecure booth at the Trojan Farmer’s Market on Oct 25. 
  • Check out these quick videos on Trojan Learn:
    • TrojanSecure Shorts: Social Engineering in Action 
    • TrojanSecure Shorts: Forms of Phishing 
    • TrojanSecure Shorts: Themed Phishing #1 
  • Check out the Catch of the Week for recent phishing scam trends. 

You can find valuable cybersecurity resources on TrojanSecure’s website at https://sites.usc.edu/trojansecure to help you stay informed. 

We appreciate everything you do to help keep our community safe! By taking the time to stay informed, we make it that much harder for a cyber threat to affect the USC community.

Best regards,

Sandra Taylor
Interim Chief Information Security Officer, 
Senior Director, Information Security Strategy & Governance
USC Information Technology Services