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