Data Privacy Day 2018


As you know, I am a big proponent of encouraging cybersecurity whenever I have the opportunity. Today, January 28, marks Data Privacy Day in the United States and Data Protection Day across much of the rest of the world. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the privacy issues in our connected, digital, always-on information age.

See the links below for some helpful tips and watch this short video ( for helpful Digital Spring Cleaning information.

Please let us know if you have any questions and as always…

If you’re not sure it’s safe to click, download, or install, please contact us or your local IT unit!  Call 970-491-5037 or email us at



Should I trust this email? Email is not really validated, it is safest to never outright trust any email message. That is why all this information is also on the WCNR IT Security and Privacy blog at or by going to the main college web page (  ) and clicking on “Menu” –> “Information Technology” –> “Security Awareness” –> “College Security Blog”. Since you can verify that site to be a university web site, it is a better, more trustworthy source of the links. If you go there, thanks for being extra careful!