Cyber Security Awareness Month 2012: U R Cyber Security
This just in! Were you a winner?
- Winner of the iPad: Katie Smith
- Winner of the Kindle Fire: Brian Ott
- Winner of the iPod Touch: Jason Clevenger
- Winner of the one-day IT training course: Victoria McQuade
Congratulations to all our grand prize winners, and thank you for participating in this year's Cyber Security Awareness Month!
“U R Cyber Security” is NC State University’s theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. October 2012 marks the ninth annual event sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance “to increase the awareness and prevention of online security problems.”
Despite technological advances in the information security industry, human error is considered the greatest IT security threat. According to a Cisco Connected World Technology report, out of 1,400 surveyed college students and 1,400 young professionals, 61 percent didn't think they were responsible for protecting corporate information and 70 percent admitted to violating company security policy.
This year, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will sponsor its annual security awareness event, “U R Cyber Security,” to show campus users that they play an important role in campus IT security and in protecting each other's digital lives.
“Our strongest line of defense against cyber security threats are informed campus users," said Mardecia Bell, director of the Office of Information Technology Security and Compliance unit. “As technology improves, hackers become more creative in their attacks to gain sensitive information from campus users. If we learn how to protect our cyber space, including the devices and networks used for connection, we can avoid common techniques used by hackers and ensure safer online activities for everyone.”
There will be many Cyber Security activities offered throughout the month of October (See schedule below). Refreshments will be served at all events and participants will have the opportunity at each event to register to win great prizes including an Apple iPad donated by Trend Micro and a Kindle Fire donated by Aruba Networks, and NC State football tickets (Boston College) by NC State Athletics, and a 32GB iPod Touch donated by NCSU Bookstores. Participants will have until noon on October 30 to enter for prizes. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Please revisit this website to find out if you are a winner!
Register to win the grand prizes by filling out the form at http://go.ncsu.edu/csam2012F. Anyone can enter, however, the more events you attend, the more entries you will be able to submit via the form by entering a code word which is only given at each event; thereby giving you a greater chance of winning! Other than your initial entry, any duplicate entries by a participant not containing a unique code word will be removed before the final drawing.
10/02/2012 Noon 126 Witherspoon Center
* Mobile Device Security Checkpoint
10/10/2012 11:30 a.m. NC State Brickyard
Drop by the Mobile Device Security Checkpoint on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Brickyard. OIT Security and Compliance staff will run a very quick diagnostic tool on your iPhone, Android or BlackBerry phone, or on your Windows or Mac laptop or iPad. You can also sign up for a group session to learn how to further secure your device or pick up instructions on how to secure it yourself. Light refreshments will be available, and you will have the opportunity to register for a free iPad, Kindle Fire, NC State football tickets, and much more to be given away Oct. 31.
* Mobile Device Security Sessions
Bring your mobile devices to the Mobile Device Security Sessions held throughout the month of October. Campus IT experts will take you step-by-step through recommended steps — and required ones if you have a university-owned device — to secure your devices. Leave this session with the peace of mind brought to you by knowing your devices are secure. Light refreshments will be available, and you will have the opportunity to register for a free iPad, Kindle Fire, NC State football tickets, and much more to be given away Oct. 31.
- Mac Laptops, presented by Everette Allen, OIT Outreach Technology
10/17/2012 Noon 216 Scott Hall
Do-It-Yourself Instructions | Summary Handout | Presentation
- Blackberry presented by Lee Pipkin, OIT Communication Technologies
10/18/2012 Noon 216 Scott Hall
Do-It-Yourself Instructions | Presentation
- iPhone, iPad, iPod and iPod Touch presented by Jason Maners, ITECS
10/19/2012 Noon 216 Scott Hall
Do-It-Yourself Instructions | Presentation
10/24/2012 Noon 216 Scott Hall
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our vendors, sponsors and to those who have donated prizes.
- Trend Micro for donating the Apple iPad
- Aruba Networks for donating the Kindle Fire
- NC State Bookstores for donating a 32GB iPod Touch
- NC State Athletics for donating the NC State football tickets (Florida State and Boston College)
- 5 sets of movie passes to the Campus Cinema donated by Campus Activities
- Continuing and Professional Education for donating a one-day daytime IT Training course
- University Dining for donating tickets to Fountain or Clark Dining Hall