Celebrating Data Privacy Month 2014: Mobile Security for the Android on Jan. 28

It’s a new year and a good time to resolve to protect your personal and business information while you’re on the go! Data on your mobile devices grows every day and you can access almost everything from these devices: email, bank accounts, Google docs, shopping websites, pictures, videos, and Facebook and Twitter accounts. The features that make your data so accessible also make your device vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Join the Office of Information Technology (OIT) during Data Privacy Month, Jan. 28 through Feb. 28, to learn how to protect your privacy and control your digital footprint while using Google Android and Apple iOS-enabled devices.

Josh Snapp of OIT Technology Support Services will present “Mobile Security for the Android” on Tuesday, Jan. 28, which is Data Privacy Day. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in 216 Scott Hall. Come to learn how to use a screen lock passcode, encrypt the data on your device, back up the data on your device, locate your device if it’s lost, scan your device for malware, and much more. To register for this presentation, visit Classmate

For more information about other activities occurring during Data Privacy Month, visit the Data Privacy Month 2014 website. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Month also stresses the “protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority.”