Cyber Security

What is Cyber Security?

Many aspects of our lives rely on the Internet and computers, including communications, transportation, government, finance, medicine and education. Consider how much of your personal information is stored either on your own computer or on someone else’s system. You may wonder how that data and the systems on which that data resides, or is transmitted, is kept secure? As such it is then easy to understand that our students expect us to take due care with their Personal Private Information(PPI) as well as their Payment Card Information(PCI).

Cyber security involves protecting the information and systems we rely on every day. The increasing volume and sophistication of cyber security threats–including targeting phishing scams, data theft, and other online vulnerabilities–demand that we remain vigilant about securing our systems and information. While CCCS IT security uses a wide array of technology solutions to raise our level of security, the front line is each of the end users in our system.

Over the next few months the Colorado Community College System office’s division of Information Technology will be sharing tips on how to protect yourself and our system of colleges from cyber security threats. Thanks for your ongoing support.


Cyber Security Newsletters

Mobile Device Security – April 2014

This month’s newsletter will focus on best practices for secure usage of our mobile devices. Read more

Passwords – March 2014

Because passwords are the number one way to authenticate our identities for both corporate and Read more

Social Engineering – February 2014

Social Engineering attacks are techniques that use psychological manipulation to trick people into performing actions Read more

Anti-Virus Software – January 2014

Anti-Virus or AV software is software used to prevent, detect and remove malicious viruses from Read more

Instant Messaging – December 2013

Instant messaging technologies allow rapid ad-hoc communications with a diverse network of individuals. The feature Read more

Social Media – November 2013

As social media norms are changing rapidly, more than 50% of enterprises have seen an Read more

Botnets Explained- October 2013

One of the fastest growing campaigns for cyber-security abuses in the past few years are Read more

Phishing – October 2013

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! There have been a number of recent “phishing” Read more



Security Awareness Presentation