Cybersecurity for You - Fall Activities Released

The shortening of days heralds the arrival of new activities to the Cybersecurity for You (C4U) awareness platform, and with them, a renewed opportunity to improve cybersecurity skills and earn points towards digital rewards.  

The return of all manner of pumpkin-flavored products can get us excited for cooler weather, colorful foliage, and the return of football to the Shoe. While we are focused on the hectic happenings that surround the start of a new school year, ensuring that you take steps to protect your digital life and personal information is more important than ever. Activities this quarter have been tailored to help you stay safe online through this semester, the rapidly approaching holiday season, and beyond.  

With the newly released activities, you will be able to:  

  • Learn how location tracking on your personal devices and social media works   

  • Find out how to restrict access to your personal information through app permissions  

  • Identify internet-connected toys and discover their connection to the “Internet of Things”   

  • Spot frauds before you start your holiday shopping   

  • Decide if vehicle tracking insurance programs are right for you 

A new achievement has also been released this quarter. The Guarded Gift-Giving achievement will help you learn how to protect yourself and your devices during the holiday season. There are five activities within this achievement, and you can complete them all in less than 40 minutes!   

C4U is The Ohio State University’s cybersecurity awareness platform, managed by your colleagues in the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation. The awareness platform offers learning activities and actionable techniques to help you live a safer digital life. Open to all university faculty and staff, C4U can be accessed through any mobile device, laptop, and/or desktop computer. New activities are released quarterly, and each activity completed gets you one step closer to obtaining a variety of digital rewards.  

Thank you for being part of the solution to reduce the risk of cyber threats by visiting C4U. To submit ideas, questions, or feedback, please reach out to the team at