Cyber Security Awareness

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

UNCW celebrates the 11th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is coordinated and led each year by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

As noted in the Stay Safe Online website, “We lead Internet-connected, digital lives. From our desks and homes to on the go, we work, learn and play online. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, our critical infrastructure—the vast, worldwide connection of computers, data, and websites supporting our everyday lives through financial transactions, transportation systems, healthcare records, emergency response systems, personal communications, and more—impacts everyone.”

This year’s information security goal for UNCW is to create a culture of security awareness throughout the campus in order to make our online computing experience the best and safest that we can possibly produce. Please get involved in the events offered at UNCW this month to enhance and promote cyber security.

2014 Events

Date: October 8
Presentation: Cybersecurity: Functionality vs. Privacy vs. Security
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Location: Wrightsville Beach Room (FSC)
Presenter: Dr. David Harris

Date: October 13
Presentation: UNCW Auditors Association: An Auditors Guide to ISO 27002
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
Location: Madeline Suite
Presenter(s): Dr. Jack McKoy, CISO ECU & Zachery S. Mitcham, IT Security Officer

Date: October 21
Presentation: Cybersecurity: Cyberthreats & Trends on a National Level
Time: 11-12 p.m.
Location: Wrightsville Beach Room (FSC)
Presenter: FBI Field Agent Michael Nauert

Date: October 29
Presentation: Identity Theft, Social Media & You
Time(s):
Session One: noon-1 p.m.
Session Two: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Warwick Center – Ballroom #3
Presenter: Special Agent Terry Tate (United States Secret Service – Raleigh Field Office)  

Cyber Security Tips and Advice

"Stop - Think - Connect" Video (You Tube)

STOP. Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
THINK. Take a moment to be certain the path is clear ahead. Watch for warning signs and consider how your
actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s safety.
CONNECT. Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself
and your computer.


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