NC State to celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

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Phishing attacks are primary cyber security threats to NC State’s campus, requiring vigilance and action on everyone’s part to protect both personal and university data against these never-ending attacks.

Turn on 2FA: Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2017In celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) 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 co-sponsor “Protect the Pack: Turn on 2FA” to inform campus users of the dangers of phishing attacks and security measures to protect themselves, such as Google 2-Step Verification and Duo Security, NC State’s mandatory two-factor authentication solutions.

These two-step login processes make it extremely difficult for a hacker to breach an account, thwarting up to 98 percent of all phishing attacks — typically email attempts to lure you into disclosing your personal information for nefarious uses. To protect both personal and university data, NC State requires all university employees to enroll in both Google 2-Step and Duo by Oct. 31.

October 2017 marks the 14th annual CSAM 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.

Cheri Caddy of NSA to deliver CSAM keynote

Cheri Caddy of the National Security Agency (NSA) will deliver the keynote address, “Cyber Security: The Ultimate Joint Mission,” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Stewart Theatre of the Talley Student Union.
Currently director of the Enduring Security Framework with the NSA’s public-private partnership on cyber security, Caddy leads efforts to engage the Information Technology and Defense Industrial Base sectors, along with external partners, in jointly addressing technical and operational cyber vulnerabilities and risks to both national security systems and external critical infrastructure. Formerly a National Security Council member, Caddy served as director for cybersecurity policy. While at the White House, she coordinated cybersecurity efforts for federal and state governments, the private sector and foreign partners as she shaped national security policies.
Register for this exciting event through REPORTER and join us for the opportunity to win great prizes.

2FA Days

Throughout October, OIT will offer a number of 2FA days to assist campus users with their enrollment in Google 2-Step and Duo Security. Attend a 2FA Day event to get enrolled in two-factor before the Oct. 31 deadline.

  • 2FA Enrollment Workshop:  Formal training session led by OIT staff. Participants will receive an overview of 2FA at NC State along with step-by-step enrollment instructions. Registration is required.
  • Drop-in Sessions:  Receive individual enrollment help from IT staff. Simply stop by at your convenience during the scheduled time.
  • Online Q&A Sessions:  Join an informal Google Hangout directly from your work space and ask IT Staff your 2FA questions.  Come and go as your schedule permits.  Registration is required.

Enrollment Workshops

Drop-In Sessions 

Online Q&A Sessions

October 3 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
October 13 – Textiles Building
Room 4415
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
October 11 – Online
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required
October 5 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Registration is required.
October 16 – Engineering Building II
Room 1221
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
October 18 – Online
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required
October 9 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
October 18 – Brooks Hall
Room 203C
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
October 25 – Online
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required
October 11 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Registration is required.
 October 20 – Nelson Hall
Room NB400
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
October 11 – College of Veterinary Medicine
Main Building Room A101
2:00 .pm. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration is required.
 October 23 – Engineering Building II
Room 1221
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
October 12 – Poe Hall
Room 417
10:00 a.m. – noon
Registration is required.
October 24 – DH Hill Library
ITTC 1A & B
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
October 17 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
October 27 – Textiles Building
Room 4415
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
October 19 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
October 30 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
October 23 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
October 31 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 25 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
October 27 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Registration is required.
October 30 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
October 31 – Avent Ferry Technology Center
Room 110
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Registration is required.
Various Dates:
CALS – Enrollment Workshop
Registration is required

 


Prizes & Sponsors

  • Apple Watch Series 2, provided by AuriStor
  • Beats Powerbeats3, provided by CDW-G
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab, provided by CDW-G
  • Amazon Fire HD Tabletprovided by Red Hat
  • One-day training session (2), provided by NC State Technology Training Solutions
  • North Face Backpack, provided by Insight Public Sector
  • Pens, notepads and buttons, provided by Maple