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Join us in October as we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with some fun activities — and reminders that all of us need to work together to protect our network and our technology.

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The National Cyber Security Alliance notes that the line between our online and offline lives is blurred (if not indistinguishable). In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet. This year’s slogan, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart,” is timely and appropriate.

In today’s environment, there is an overwhelming amount of information about adapting to remote working and conducting all aspects of business online. During this month, UAB IT will provide you with some quick and easy topics to keep in mind as we continue to navigate this new normal.

But we also have some fun ways to help you keep cyber security top of mind — including our first phishing game, Catch a Phish. Play on desktop or mobile and try to catch as many “phish” as you can, while getting some needed tips about how to avoid those pesky scam emails. Play at go.uab.edu/catchafish or in the UAB mobile app.