GUC Honors National Cybersecurity Month

GUC Honors National Cybersecurity Month

October 5, 2018

Cybersecurity is an issue that Greenville Utilities takes very seriously. Our Information Technology (IT) Department has a lot of safeguards in place to protect our systems and maintain our customers’ trust. In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month, GUC is taking extra measures to get the word out to employees and customers on how we can all play a part in keeping our personal and work information safe.

“Almost every week, you see new stories in the media about data breaches affecting all types of businesses, including utilities,” said Tony Godwin, IT Infrastructure Manager.  “GUC has had safeguards in place for years to protect our systems and preserve our customers’ trust, and we are continually upgrading those safeguards. However, we must all do our part to protect both our personal and work information.”

To kick off Cybersecurity Month, Public Information has partnered with IT to share extra cyber safety messages around our facilities, here on the Spotlight Newsfeed, and on social media. 

The National Cyber Security Alliance has broken the month into themes, and this first week’s theme is all about how to make our homes a haven for online safety. Parents teach their kids safe practices such as looking both ways before crossing the street. With technology playing a large part of our lives, we adults should also build online safety messages into the life lessons we teach our children. It’s vital for everyone in each household, including kids, to learn to use the internet safely and responsibly, and to keep mobile devices secure. For more information and security tips, check out the Alliance’s website at

GUC also wants to keep your family safe. The same company that provides the training for our employees has a free home-based program. Log on to and enter “homecourse” for the password.