October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

This page is full of helpful information on how to have more awareness online and activities going on in the next week! 

TLU offers Multi-Factor Authentication through Microsoft.  When you enable MFA, you will log into your student email, Brightspace and portal account and you will enable an extra layer of protection by needing a call or text pin verification number. Any time you log in to a new device you will go through this process, so if someone steals your information and tries to log in on their computer, your phone will be notified with the pin from the attempt.

There are many different ways for viruses to be put on your computer:

  • emails infected with malware within attachments
  • infected links found in emails, texts, and messaging over social media
  • visiting an unstable website containing viruses

Some scammers may reach out to you directly with personal information like your name or the school you attend so they seem like a safe, familiar person to then obtain further personal information.

By taking precautions and becoming knowledgeable about these scams and cyber threats, you can be better protected to not catch a virus or get your personal information taken. 


Here are some ways you can help cyber awareness:

  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Don't open emails that you don't know who they're from, if you don't know ask the IT help desk
  • Don't go clicking on random websites or ads, many of them have malicious viruses (malware) attached
  • Be careful of "free WiFi", criminals can see you on there and get your information
  • Create a strong password and don't use the same password for every site, especially your bank websites
  • The best offense is a good defense, keep all your apps and anti-virus software up to date, but don't rely on them

It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your personal info!


Be on the lookout!

Get involved! Be on the lookout for more information and activities around campus!

  • There will be an info table in the ASC!
  • gift card drawings!
  • Look out for posters around campus!

You can find our info table in the ASC!

When? October 23rd-26th (Monday through Thursday 11am-1pm).

There will be people there to give more information on Multi-Factor Authentication and cyber security awareness. 


Take the 3 minute quiz

Take the quick 3-minute Cyber Awareness quiz by midnight on October 29th and enter in a drawing for $15 gift cards to Whataburger, Sonic or On-The-Grind


Winners will be announced via e-mail Tuesday October 31st.

Fall 2023 Cyber Awareness Module Team

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication

TLU has the option to activate Multi-Factor Authentication for all students through Microsoft. Be ahead of the crowd by signing up now using this link:

This double layer of security helps make your login more secure. Impacts Brightspace, Webmail, OneDrive, Office 365, and MyTLU.

Have you been PWNED? -

Check to see if your e-mail address might have been part of a data breach! The "Have I been PWNED" website tracks online data breaches and can inform you should a site that you might be using gets compromised.  A few years ago, for example, Dropbox, the well-known file exchange was breached and thousands of usernames and passwords were captured by hackers.

Click on the hyperlink below and then enter your email address, either your personal or school email to see if they show up. Don't worry, this is a legitimate site managed by a Microsoft security professional.


If you see that your email address has been in a data breach, make sure that you are using different passwords on your various accounts. A hacker will try to use the breached password on your e-mail accounts to see if they can get in and compromise it.