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Combatting the Dangers of Cyberspace

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Cyber-crime is a threat to all of us: identity theft alone affected 8.6 million American households in 2010. To help the university community combat the dangers of cyberspace, UF’s Information Security Office has scheduled programming throughout October.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Throughout the month, the “InfoSec” team will visit colleges and administrative units to share resources on ways to stay safe online, like encrypting data and creating strong passwords. The InfoSec staff will be hosting an event on Tuesday, October 22. One of the speakers will be Frank Williams, district coordinator for Project Safe Childhood. Frank will explain how parents can take precautions against the dangers children face online.

October 22 NCSAM event
Location: Friends of Music Room – 2nd Floor, University

  1:00pm     Open House (Snacks/Drinks, Meet-and-Greet)
1:30pm     Privacy, Law, and Security for UF Employees
2:30pm     Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
3:00pm     Preventing Identity Theft

For more information on this event and tips for protecting data, staying safe online, and more, please visit UFIT’s Information Security website.