Action Needed

Join WPI Information Security throughout October; we’ll TREAT  you to resources so that you don’t get TRICKed by scammers! More describing NCSAM along with some cybersecurity statistics, and links to resources can be found in NCSAM 2022 Resources (Actions).


Why is it helpful for you to "See Yourself in Cyber"? Here are a few reasons...

  • While cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. We offer tips to help you take basic steps to protect your online information and privacy at home, at school and at work.
  • 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error. (World Economic Forum)
  • Ransomware attacks on higher education continue to increase and 74% are successful. (Inside Higher Ed)


We are partnering with the Computer Science Department, Women in Cyber Security, and Cyber Security Club to bring you these events. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Careers in Cybersecurity​ - Oct. 4
    • 5-6 pm Fuller Labs #311​
    • If you missed it, the recording is linked in Actions.
  • Game Night – Decisions and Disruptions - Oct 5
    • 5-7 pm Salisbury Labs #305
  • Catch the Phish! - Oct 25
    • 11 am - 2 pm Gordon Library​
  • Spot the Trick, Get a Treat - Oct 27
    • 11 am - 2 pm Campus Center


Here are some ways you can take action! Need more info? Visit the NCSAM 2022 Resources (linked in Actions).

  • MFA: Avoid "MFA fatigue"
  • Phishing: It landed in junk mail for a reason!
  • Passwords: Use a unique password for each WPI account
  • Software: Perform updates and safe downloads  


October means Cybersecurity Awareness Month, with image of pumpkin and latte