October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Information Technology Services will sponsor events that focus on several areas of online information security. Weekly themes include:
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a brown bag discussion titled "Keeping your Data Safe in an Unsafe World" from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in the Student Union, Room 3703, Ballrooms C&D. Topics will include security myths, top security issues on campus, ways to protect sensitive data, how to spot fraud on card swipe devices, and more. Bring your lunch and join Information Technology Services for an enlightening presentation and discussion
The live discussion will take place in the Student Union, Room 3703, Ballrooms C & D. Students, faculty, and staff are invited. Please bring your lunch and beverage. Halloween candy will be provided.
Each week, a cyber security tip will be included in Osprey Update. Students are encouraged to submit an entry in the Information Security Awareness Student Video and Poster Contest (deadline March 8, 2013, more information below).
Below are the activities that ITS will provide during the month of October to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems at UNF. The current week's theme and activities are highlighted in yellow below.
Theme: Promote Cyber Security Awareness activities
Theme: Social Media Privacy: Reputation Protection. Is your reputation on the line? We'll look at being public on social media while protecting your privacy. What do you have to lose? Maybe a lot.
Tip of the Week: Five Tips for Being Private with Social Media
The popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and others has expanded tremendously in recent years, with nearly two-thirds of Americans using these sites regularly. These sites are prime targets for malware distribution and scams because of the volume of users and the amount of personal information being posted. As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, ITS offers these five tips for staying private with social media.
Webinar: Being Private with Social Media: Social networking sites are prime targets for malware distribution and scams because of the volume of users and the amount of personal information being posted. ITS presented a webinar and online discussion on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to watch the recorded webinar.
Theme: Protect Mobile Device. Learn how to protect your mobile device, whether a laptop, tablet, smartphone or in between, and keep them safe when on the move.
Tip of the Week: Use a Passcode on Your Mobile Device
Your smartphone can hold a storehouse of personal information and provide an access point into your e-mail. If your phone is lost or stolen, having a PIN or password will prevent others from accessing it. Click here for directions on setting up a password or PIN for your smartphone.
Activities:Check out these Cyber Security videos and radio recording. Five things to know about your UNF password (Video)
Traveling with Mobile Devices (Compliance Presentation Video - scroll to 32.57 minute mark for "Traveling with Mobile Devices") Listen to Tips on cyber safety and how to better protect yourself, as well as your devices on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "First Coast Connect." Click "Listen" and then scroll to 46.37 minute mark to hear this segment.
Tip of the Week: Fend Off Phishing and Cyber Scams
This week’s Cyber Security Awareness theme is Fend Off Phishing and Cyber Scams. UNF students, faculty, and staff have experienced numerous phishing attacks in the past year, usually in the form of an e-mail that attempts to solicit personal information or trick them into visiting a malicious Web site. Be suspicious of warnings about resetting your account or having it shut off if you don't respond. Be aware that no reputable organization will ask you for your account or personal details, such as your SSN or password, in an e-mail. Learn more about Phishing and how to protect yourself at http://www.unf.edu/anf/its/security/.
Data/Information Security Workshop
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Building 58W, Student Union Auditorium, Room 2704
Representatives from One Stop, Information Technology Services and Compliance will facilitate discussions about data/information security and confidentiality from a compliance perspective in a workshop format. The information to be shared at this workshop is of critical importance to the day-to-day operations of each department. Topics will include the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, confidential data and how such data should be maintained, records management, etc. Register online by logging onto the myWings portal and clicking on "CPDT Class Register (Training)" in the "Quick Links" channel on the "Home" tab.
Tip of the Week: Increase your Security Online Electronic banking, online tax returns, Internet shopping; we’re all doing it. There are major worries about online fraud, theft, malware and identity theft, yet most of us carry on in the hope that none of these things will happen to us. Don’t trust luck, be pro-active and take steps to increase your online security. Tips for Being Safe Online
Event: Brown Bag Lunch Presentation and Discussion on Keeping your Data Safe in an Unsafe WorldDate: October 31Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Student Union, Room 3703, Ballrooms C & D Bring your lunch and beverage
Win cash, gain experience, and earn international recognition with one short video or a poster!The EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) is conducting a contest in search of short information security awareness videos and posters developed by college students for college students. The contest seeks creative, topical, and effective videos (two minutes or less) and posters that focus attention on information security problems and how best to handle them.Winners will receive cash prizes, and their videos and posters will be featured on the HEISC website (www.educause.edu/security). The winning videos and posters may be used in campus security awareness campaigns.A gold, silver, and bronze prize will be awarded in three categories—training films of two minutes or less, 30-second public service announcements (PSAs), and posters—for a total of nine cash prizes. Honorable mention prizes will also be awarded. Cash prizes for videos
Gold: $2,000Silver: $1,500
Cash prizes for videos
Gold: $2,000Silver: $1,500
Deadline: March 8, 2013.For more information, visit http://www.educause.edu/SecurityVideoContest.
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