October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Each year, UT Health San Antonio joins a national effort among universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.

UT Health San Antonio’s Information Security team will be hosting on-campus events in October for National Cyber Security Awareness month. Weekly events will focus on aspects of cybersecurity and the many ways it impacts our daily lives. Visit https://infosec.uthscsa.edu for more details on scheduled events throughout the campus.

The most popular cyber security event on campus is Free Shred Day hosted by Information Security to combat identity theft. The annual event is for faculty, staff and students to shred confidential work or personal records as well as hard drives. Save the date for Free Shred Day on Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long campus main entrance near the flag poles.

Shredding rules

  • Paperclips and staples are acceptable
  • Small binder clips are acceptable, but please remove the large binder clips
  • Remove documents from three-ring binders
  • Remove hard drives from computers

Shred Day Computer turn-in

Property Control and the tech support crew of ITSM will be setting up in the ALTC 106 to accept computers to be taken off inventory. Please remove hard drives from the computers and complete the Property Deletion Request and Electronic Data Storage Device Disposal forms on the Infosec website.

There will also be 10 gray Shred-it bins available from Oct. 13 through Oct. 20 throughout the Long main campus hallways for employees and students to securely discard documents for shredding. For more information,  visit https://infosec.uthscsa.edu or contact Information Security at InfoSec@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-0707.

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