Protect the Pack: SecureU


Cyber attacks are on the rise on NC State’s campus. Hackers are even more creative in their attempts to con you out of your personal information.Protect the Pack: SecureU

Their recent scams involve the IRS, financial aid, immigration status, and technical support. They’re even masquerading as employers!

If they succeed, then they can use your information to steal your identity, compromise your computing device, or steal your money.

Don’t underestimate your ability to fight back. More than ever, you need to know how to protect yourself against cybersecurity attacks that threaten your personal and sensitive data.

In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), along with the NC State Department of Computer Science, ePartners Program, and NC State Engineering Foundation, will sponsor “Protect the Pack: SecureU,” a series of conversations with leading security experts on the latest cybersecurity trends and threats, effective security measurements as well as the hottest careers in cyberland.  

Once you’ve attended SecureU, you’ll be equipped to recognize cyber threats and implement safeguards to protect sensitive data that belongs to you and the university.  

October 2018 marks the 15th annual NCSAM 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.

SecureU will feature the following events:

SecureU Events

Decode Cybersecurity: Triangle Tech Panel
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
10 a.m. to noon
Duke Energy Hall, James B. Hunt Library, Centennial CampusCybersecurity shouldn’t be a mystery to you. Join seven of the Triangle’s leading security experts to discuss the current cybersecurity landscape and to help you to break down the mystique surrounding cybersecurity so you can actively defend yourself. Hear panelists Laura Bottomley, Dr. William Enck, and Andy Kotynski, all of NC State; Jessica Nye of the FBI; Brian Wilson of SAS; and Kevin Runyan of EY explain:

  • current and future threats in cybersecurity
  • best security steps average people can take to protect themselves online
  • skills new hires should possess to land a successful career in cybersecurity
  • career opportunities in cybersecurity

In addition, human resources personnel from each of these organizations will be available to discuss internships and exciting career opportunities in the cybersecurity industry.

Light refreshments will be served, and you will have the opportunity to win great prizes. To register, visit REPORTER.

iOS Mobile Device Security (Presentation Slides)
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 106, Avent Ferry Technology CenterAt 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. Light refreshments will be served, and you will have the opportunity to to win great prizes. To register, visit REPORTER.
Android Mobile Device Security (Presentation Slides)
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 106, Avent Ferry Technology CenterDo 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. Light refreshments will be served, and you will have the opportunity to to win great prizes. To register, visit REPORTER.
RTP180+NC State: Fake News
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Coastal Ballroom, Talley Student UnionIn today’s news cycles, fake news is real news; it’s just a matter of perception. So what’s the angle? Just like phishing, fake news is meant to lure you into accepting a falsehood as the truth. Don’t bite!Wade Minter, public address announcer for the Hurricanes, will emcee the event and will lead five area experts in a whirlwind TedTalk style conversation where each has five minutes to speak on the:

  • science and psychology behind fake news; and
  • current platforms available to help you detect fake news on the internet.

That will leave plenty of time to get your questions answered and to mingle with a diverse group of participants from around the Triangle.

Sponsored by NC State’s Office of Information Technology and RTP180, this event is free and open to the public. Dell will provide free drinks by NC State Brewery and Puppet will provide appetizers. There also will be opportunities to win great prizes.

To register, visit EventBrite and use the password NCSTATE.

A Cyber Tale presented by Global Knowledge
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
11 a.m. Online 

This webinar is a non-technical walk-through of an advanced attack, from beginning to end.
Registration required.

Software Requests and Security Reviews
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
10 a.m. to noon
Room 106, Avent Ferry Technology Center

  • Do you need to renew a license for an existing software or application that uses sensitive university data?  
  • Do you need to add a new capability or use new version upgrades and additional functionality?
  • Are you planning to buy a software or application to meet a business need?
  • Has a data steward instructed you to have a security review for a requested application or software?

If so, join OIT Security and Compliance experts to gain valuable insights to help you navigate through the university’s software and applications procurement process for ultra (purple) and highly sensitive (red) classified data and their environments.

Light refreshments will be served and you’ll have an opportunity to win great prizes! To register, visit REPORTER.

Prizes & Sponsors

  • Drinks by NC State Brewery, provided by Dell
  • Refreshments, provided by Puppet
  • Apple Watch, provided by Auristor
  • Echo, provided by Puppet
  • Security keys, provided by Wolfpack Outfitters
  • Gift cards, provided by Wolfpack Outfitters
  • Technology training class, provided by NC State Technology Training Solutions
  • Nest security camera, provided by Code42
  • Two swag bags, provided by Frontier