October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Please join the Information Security Office (ISO) in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Activities/events will include
InfoSec Online Workshop: Sign up for one or all of our sessions:
The History of Information Security
(InfoSec 101)Ransomware, spyware viruses, worms…when did it all begin? Today information security is often in the news due to the significant rise in cyber crime. Look back 15-20 years, and it was a very different threat landscape. Information security is now a priority for most businesses and hopefully for most individuals. Join us as we explore the evolution of information security from its beginning to the present. This session will take place from 1:00-1:30 PM.
Cyber Security in an Uncertain Time
(InfoSec 101) Life has certainly changed. We went from normal life to global pandemic in what seems like overnight. As a result, many of us are now working or studying from our kitchen tables or sofas. How does this change impact our digital safety? Join the ISO as we explore recent scams and share ways to stay safe online. This session will take place from 1:45-2:15 PM.
Good Passwords Ain’t No Joke
(InfoSec 101) Excuse the bad English, but we hope it caught your attention! Passwords really do serve as the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your devices and personal information. Long, strong, and unique passwords can go a long way in providing protection. Pair that with two-factor authentication and it’s a match made in heaven! Join us as we talk about the importance of good passwords, how to craft them, and the best way to store them securely. This session will take place from 2:30-3:00 PM.
Ask the ISO
- Kick back, relax, and join us for an informal, live Q & A conversation. We’ll share answers to common questions we are asked and provide time for you to ask your questions about information security and privacy. If you prefer to send your question(s) ahead of time to be answered live, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Ask the ISO session.” This session will take place from 3:15-3:45 PM
About InfoSec class levels:
InfoSec 100-level classes: Classes with no prerequisites and typically define basic concepts or terminology.
InfoSec 200-level classes: Classes may sometimes have prerequisites and typically define intermediate-level concepts or terminology.
InfoSec 300-level classes: Classes usually have prerequisites and cover intermediate to high-level concepts or terminology.