Cybersecurity Awareness Month for Students, October 2022

By DoIT Communications

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Stony Brook University is a registered cybersecurity awareness month champion! You can register as an individual champion to show your support for a safe internet and join us this month in paying special attention to improving cybersecurity at Stony Brook.


Wednesday, October 26th…Join Us for Cybersecurity Carnival Games!

Will you be able to secure our cornhole firewall and identify a phishing email in one quick glance? In honor of national cybersecurity awareness month, join us for carnival games on Wednesday, October 26th in SAC Ballroom B from 1 - 2:30 PM. Mingle with our cybersecurity experts and win prizes! Register on SB Engaged!


Stony Brook Cybersecurity Student Club

Be sure to attend this terrific club at least once this month, which meets weekly and has a different theme or activity each week. All are welcome and no commitment is required to attend. You don’t want to miss this!


Don’t. Get. Phished.

Every day the bad guys are trying to phish one of us and they seem to be especially fond of our SBU students. What should you do if you receive a phishing email? Make sure to review this important tip sheet and our Secure Computing Guide for Students so you will be fully prepared.


Avoid Email Account Confusion…use Stony Brook email only for SBU “business”

Most of us have multiple email accounts that we use personally and professionally. Using your Stony Brook email account for personal matters or using your personal email account for Stony Brook matters can open the door to a variety of cyber attacks. Also, you will lose access to your Stony Brook email after you leave the University.  If a fellow Seawolf ever contacts you from a non-stonybrook email address about Stony Brook business, assume it is an attacker trying to trick you. If you have good reason to believe it is legitimate, contact the person via phone or some other method and ask them to resend the communication from their Stony Brook account. 


Secure Your Accounts with Duo Push and Lastpass Premium

  • Use Duo push instead of text or call to connect to Duo. It is easy and more secure.

  • Don’t write passwords down or reuse passwords. LastPass Premium allows you to create, store, and safely use unique and secure passwords for all of your accounts. Sign up today!


Contact Us 

As always, if you have any questions or need additional support, submit a service ticket online at


Thanks all and stay safe.