Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject,  but ultimately, it’s really all about people! This is our focus this October - helping people make smart decisions whether on the job, at home, or at school - now and in the future.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 focuses on four Key Behaviors:


Use Strong Passwords and a Password Manager

A strong password is one that you don't use anywhere else and that avoids using names, years, personal information, sports references, keyboard patterns/sequences, or the word "password"

Turn On Multifactor Authentication

Multifactor authentication (MFA) adds an extra step to logging in. As a student, staff, or faculty member at the University of Alaska, your Single Sign-On account can be protected by DUO MFA to keep your information safe.

Recognize and Report Phishing

Ever got an email that seems "too good to be true," or an email about one of your accounts that you weren't expecting? It may be a bad actor trying to steal your information (called phishing).
Getting phished? Report it to

Update Software

One of the easiest ways to protect your information is keeping your software updated. The UA Cybersecurity team recommends you update your work and personal devices within a week of the update rolling out.

UA Security Matters encourages you to own your role in protecting your part of cyberspace! We're focusing on personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.

Join us for our CAM activities this October!


Missed Cybersecurity Awareness Month in past years? Watch past webinars here!