Data Privacy Month 2016: Guard Your Privacy!


In celebration of Data Privacy Month, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) encourages all campus users to learn how to safeguard their sensitive data in the workplace and at home.

Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance from Thursday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Feb. 28, 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.

During Data Privacy Month, OIT will sponsor the following activities to show campus users how to protect themselves and others.

  • Data Security for Researchers panel discussion
    If you’re a campus researcher and were not able to attend the Data Security for Researchers panel discussion during Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) in October, please watch the panel discussion to find out where and how to safely store your research data. Learn valuable security tips from fellow faculty researchers, research administrators and OIT staff. Participants’ questions and answers and other frequently asked questions will be available on this website soon.
  • Presentations

What’s Your Cybersecurity IQ?
Thursday, Feb. 18
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 202 (Fireside Conference Room), Avent Ferry Technology Center

Do you know what it takes to keep your valuable information safe in cyberland? Join staff from OIT Security and Compliance and Outreach, Communications and Consulting to learn more about staying safe online. In this interactive session, you’ll learn tips to create better passwords, add layers of security to your accounts, avoid phishing attacks, and more!

Benefits of 2-Step Verification
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 110, Avent Ferry Technology Center

NC State has recently seen an uptick in phishing attacks targeting campus accounts. Google’s 2-Step Verification can help prevent your account from being compromised. Register for this one-hour session to learn more about how this security feature can protect your account.  OIT staff will provide 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.

  • Secure Tweets
    Follow us on Twitter @NCStateOIT to learn helpful security measures to safeguard your data during Data Privacy Month.