Protect the Pack: Be a Cyber Hero

The power lies within you to become a cyber hero. 

You might not fly or possess supernatural abilities, but you can impact lives, fight cybercrimes and make the environment around you — including NC State — a safer place.

Your journey starts with the appropriate training and tools. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will co-sponsorProtect the Pack: Be a Cyber Hero.” This event will provide you with the necessary skills to protect yourself and the university against dark cyber forces that try to trick you into providing sensitive data that can be used to cause immeasurable harm to you and others. 

Join us for the following cybersecurity activities to learn how to don a strong armour of defense and become the cyber hero you were meant to be! Light refreshments will be served, and you will have the opportunity to win great prizes.

Cyber Hero Events

iOS Mobile Device Security
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 3285, Talley Student Union
At their core, Apple mobile devices are generally designed with the best security available, but there are simple security measures you must enable to protect your personal and valuable data. OIT’s Apple Support Specialist Everette Allen will show you how to use a screen lock passcode, encrypt and back up your data, locate your device if it’s lost, and much more. To register, visit REPORTER.
Android Mobile Device Security 
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 3286, Talley Student Union
Do you know if your Android is really secure? Have you implemented the right security measures? No worries. Daniel Sink of OIT’s Security and Compliance will take you through step-by-step recommendations — and requirements if you have a university-owned device — to secure your Android devices. You’ll leave this session with a secure mindset. To register, visit REPORTER.
Origin Stories: Rise of the Cyber Pack
Wednesday, Oct. 30

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Talley Student Union Coastal Ballroom
Come to this event to hear how ordinary individuals, like yourself, have joined the forces of good against cybercriminals to become cyber heroes in their own right. Leading security experts Priya Gandhi of Fidelity Investments, Eric Olson of Microsoft, Susan Paskey of DC919 and Shelley Westman of EY will present from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. followed by a networking event. These professional hackers, cybersecurity enthusiasts and artificial intelligence pros will tell you what cause ignited their career path, how they are fighting the good fight against the latest cybersecurity threats and how you can do the same. Participants will enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages by NC State Brewery and a chance to win great prizes. To register, visit REPORTER.

Prizes & Sponsors

  • Event Sponsors
    • Bank of America
    • ePartners Program
    • NC State Department of Computer Science
    • NC State Engineering Foundation
    • Oracle