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October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Do Your Part!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an annual initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and promoting best practices in online safety. Throughout the month of October, UHD will post tips to social media to help you create safe cybersecurity habits.  

This year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month will focus on: 

  1. Multi-factor authentication 
  2. Passwords & password managers 
  3. Phishing 
  4. Software updates 

Everyone is responsible for ensuring our campuses remain protected against cyber threats. Get started by watching the short video above on protecting your accounts prepared by UH System's Information Security team. Share with your family and friends to help them all stay frosty online.

Interested in a career in cybersecurity? Check out UHD’s degree programs!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit