Cyber Security Workshops Help Promote Safe Computing

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In recognition of October being National Cyber Security Month, the Office of Information Technology’s Cyber Security team is launching a workshop series to arm faculty and staff with safe computing habits. 

The series begins Oct. 6 with “How Not to Get Caught in the Phishing Net.” Attendees will learn how to spot a phishing attack and what to do if they think they’ve been phished.

“This is just as big a problem at home with people inadvertently giving bad guys their personal information, such as bank account numbers or Facebook account information, as it is on campus,” said Jason Belford, interim associate director for Cyber Security. “What we
discuss in this session will not only help here but can be applied at home to help keep users safe.”

A Nov. 3 session will cover two-factor authentication, or 2FA. Many faculty and staff may be required to enter this type of authentication as Tech implements 2FA for software applications that may contain sensitive information. The Dec. 1 session on “Protecting Your Best Interests on Social Media” will be on implementing safe computing practices while using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“The value in attending these workshops is obtaining a better understanding of the cyber threats our campus faces and how people can protect themselves,” said Jimmy Lummis, information security policy and compliance manager.

All sessions will take place from 1 – 2 p.m. in the Peachtree Room of the Student Center. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.



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