Coming Soon: Cybersecurity for You awareness platform

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Protect Your Digital Life

In the modern world, technology is a factor in keeping your information safe.
  • You may use navigation on your cell phone when traveling.
  • You may use a fitness tracker to count your steps each day.
  • You can tap an Amazon Dash Button to reorder laundry detergent and other common items.
  • You can talk to your phone to search the internet for anything.

And the list goes on.
Even if you don’t use much technology yourself, the stores where you shop, where you work and go to school and every site you visit online are collecting and storing information about you and your family. It’s important to learn how to use technology safely, and we’re here to help. 

Coming Soon: C4U

Many Buckeyes have been completing cybersecurity training for the past several years. Starting on Monday, October 28, you can make choices about what you learn and how you learn it. 

This fall Ohio State is offering something new and different: the Cybersecurity for You (C4U) awareness platform.  You can use the platform to fulfill your cybersecurity awareness training obligations with the university, but that is not the primary purpose of platform. Instead, we’ve designed it to deliver cybersecurity awareness on topics that help you beyond your role here on campus. 

We collected feedback from the university community to create the content on the platform, so it addresses the most common interests about technology and the impact of cybersecurity. All of the activities offer actionable techniques to protect your digital life. In addition, like a game, as you learn you’ll earn points that can be exchanged for exclusive Ohio State merchandise, tech gifts or security tools that can keep you and your family safe. 

C4U: Watch for Updates

In the next few weeks, we’ll invite you to take a few minutes to look over the content – short, high-quality, activities that we update regularly – articles, videos and podcasts that you can access from any type of device. Like the Securing the Human training you have completed in the past, C4U will record the levels you’ve completed in BuckeyeLearn to work toward your required security training. If you prefer the traditional 60 minutes of video-based learning option, we will still offer online security awareness training modules from Cofense that are similar to last year’s training, but be aware that our rewards are exclusive to C4U. Search BuckeyeLearn for the new module Security Awareness Training 2019-2020.
Technology is always evolving. The content and platform will evolve as well, giving you new ways to learn and new ways to earn.  Join us as we build a more secure culture here at Ohio State.
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