Thank you for your participation in National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October 2020! The activities offered by Technology Services throughout the month have now concluded.

If you would like to offer any feedback, you can do so anonymously via this Google Form:

For more information on the simulated phishing conducted in October 2020, see the InfoSec Blog for descriptions of the emails sent. You can also view the results of the simulated phishing (Puget Sound login to Google Drive required). 

Training Sessions

Sign up for one of the sessions on the Human Resources page to Register for Virtual Courses


We will look into the common ways that hackers exploit passwords as a means to understanding the best ways to create good, strong, and relatively unbreakable passwords.  There will be a hands on component to this that requires no prior skill or knowledge. After taking this course, you will understand the components of a good and bad password, what to watch for to ensure that you secure your password well, and the best passwords to use for a variety of applications.

Dates Offered:
Wednesday, October 7, at Noon - 1 p.m.
Monday, October 12, at 1 - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, at Noon - 1.p.m


Information security is a shared responsibility! As it is a collaborative effort, come learn easy ways you can keep your information and university data secure. We will discuss phishing, ways to safely share data, and tips on working remotely.

Dates Offered:
Tuesday, October 13, at 3 - 4 p.m.
Friday, October 23, at 3 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28, at Noon - 1 p.m.


In modern society where collection and distribution of data is the norm, thinking about how we are all tracked can be an unpleasant reality. Though it is an overwhelming topic that we may want to be blissfully ignorant about, it is an important conversation nonetheless. As consumers, how do we balance privacy versus convenience? The discussion will be focused on privacy in our personal lives. We will discuss the status quo and offer some practical guidance.

Dates Offered:
Monday, October 19, at 1 - 2 p.m.
Friday, October 30, at 3 - 4 p.m.

Test Your Cyber Smarts

Anonymously take a quick quiz to see how you do with some hypothetical scenarios! When you are done, don't forget to submit your answers to get feedback and learn more about the topics covered. 

You can take the quiz anytime throughout October in Google Forms:

Simulated Phishing Exercises

Phishing is one of the most prevalent attack vectors for the university and requires vigilance from every campus member in order to protect the university. To give campus members a hands-on opportunity to practice how to spot, recognize, and respond to phishing, Technology Services will be sending simulated phishing emails throughout the month of October. These emails will be crafted to look like real phishing emails and may contain benign links. 

You can treat these emails as you would any other phishing email. Check the sending email address and hover over any links. Do not give out personal information via email and never submit passwords over web forms.

In general, if you are not sure whether an email is phishing, ask the Service Desk! If you know it is phishing, you can report it to the Service Desk by forwarding it as an attachment. Reporting a phishing email allows us to investigate the email and take steps to mitigate any harm if it was sent to multiple individuals. 

For more information, check out our page on how to recognize phishing

Have Feedback?

You can anonymously submit feedback via this form:

Have More Questions?

For any questions related to campus computing, you can always contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or

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