It’s Data Privacy Month: Guard Your Privacy!

Before you leave home to come to work, you might turn off your lights, unplug some electrical appliances, arm your security system or even lock your doors to protect your property against a fire, break-in or other mishap. If you have a mobile device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop), you might store it safely away in a carrying bag to prevent damage. But, what other measures can you take to safeguard your device, your data and your privacy?

OIT is sponsoring two presentations during Data Privacy Month, which runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 28, to help you protect your privacy.

  • What’s Your Cybersecurity IQ? will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 202 of the Avent Ferry Technology Center. Learn what it takes to keep your valuable information safe in cyberland. In this interactive session, you’ll learn tips to create better passwords, add layers of security to your accounts, avoid phishing attacks, and more! To register, visit Classmate.
  • Benefits of 2-Step Verification will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 110 of the Avent Ferry Technology Center. Register for this one-hour session to learn more about how this security feature can protect your online accounts. You will get an overview of 2-Step along with detailed instructions to enable this tool. Participants will have the option to set up their accounts with 2-Step Verification during this session. Those who are interested should bring a mobile device to complete the process. To register, visit Classmate.

Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Month is held annually to empower campus users to protect their privacy and to control their digital footprint. It also stresses the protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority.

For additional activities occurring on campus, see the Data Privacy Month 2016: Guard Your Privacy website.