October is the cybersecurity month. Nearly all of Europe and the US use this month to increase engagement, awareness, and knowledge about digital security among the population and in businesses. Values is this year's theme at NTNU.

On this page, students and employees find tips to increase their digital security, and information about what happens when we celebrate this year's cybersecurity month. You can attend digital lectures and complete e-learning courses.

Norsk version: Sikkerhetsmåned

Security tip of the Week

Week 40: Values - how confidential is your information?

Did you know that a quick evaluation of the document you are working in increases the digital security? Read more about classifying documents.

Week 41: Password

Only 30% of the population in Norway uses different passwords for their computer, email and social media accounts. Learn how generate good passwords and to protect yourselves in a digital world.

Week 42: Report suspicious email

Have you received a spam or phishing e-mail? Report it! Use the "Report Message" button in Outlook to report unwanted e-mails.

Week 43: Correct management of personal data in your research projects

Do you work with research or are you a student doing research? In this week's security tip, you get five pieces of advice that make it a little easier to take care of research data with personal data. Remember that much of the advice is also relevant to other types of research data and information values.


All lectures will be given in Norwegian.

Humor in security work

Funny and useful or just ridiculous? by John Arild Amdahl Johansen, CISO / Security Manager at Vipps AS

When: Wednesday, October 5 at 11:30 a.m.

Language: Norwegian

The speaker believes that security and privacy can be fun and useful... and to general amusement. For several years, he has given the lecture "Humor in security work – funny or just ridiculous?".

This is lecture he reflects on our updated threat picture and recent events.

Password hell

How to magically solve it! By Rune Carlsen at KLP

When: Wednesday, October 12, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Language: Norwegian

No matter where you are, work or private, we have the same password challenges. The password might have to be complex, long, and unique for all the services you use…

Two-factor authentication

Why is this so important? By Camilla Olsen at Sopra Steria

When: Wednesday, October 19, 11:30-1200

Language: Norwegian

There is a lot of talk about two-factor authentication for better security, and NSM and the Norwegian Data Protection Authority highlight two-factor authentication as important measures. Why is it so important?

Can two-factor really help prevent attacks and reduce the consequences of an attack? This lecture will give you an insight into why two-factor authentication is important in a business, as well as private services such as Gmail, Facebook and other digital services.

The lecture will also address other measures that you should be aware of as an employee.

Provider + information security + privacy is true?

By Kaja Felix Sønslien at Sopra Steria

When: Wednesday, October 26, 10:00-10:30

Language: Norwegian

In today's digital market, there are plenty services to choose from. How do you choose the right one, and ensure that you meet the necessary regulatory requirements?

What are the biggest challenges around the use of services, and how to address these challenges? Is the division of responsibility between customer (data controller) and supplier (data processor) realistic? What does it take to trust suppliers to ensure that they are within the regulatory requirements? What can and should suppliers do to address their customers' challenges and concerns? Can you succeed with safe digitalisation when you are so dependent on suppliers?

General safety tips