National Cyber Security Awareness Month: “Annual State of Computer Security 2011” on Oct. 4

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Annual State of Computer Security 2011 on Oct. 4

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is planning a series of presentations in October to “increase the awareness and prevention of online security problems.” Organized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual effort.

Tim Gurganus of OIT Security and Compliance will present the opening presentation, “Annual State of Computer 2011,” from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Room 3118 of Talley Student Center. An introspective look at the state of computer security on campus, this presentation will cover the major computer security incidents of the past year, the university’s capabilities for dealing with them and the challenges that remain to build a secure computing environment for teaching, applying knowledge and conducting research. Come learn about the viruses that are active on campus, how passwords are phished, what servers are most often compromised, and how you might be sending spam and leaking data. Find out what you should or should not do to protect your computer and data on today’s e-campus.

For more cyber security awareness events, visit the Computer Security Awareness Month 2011 website.