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UPD, UFIT Join Together to Offer Cyber Security Training

INFO GRAPHIC: "Don't feed the phish!"

Would you know what to do if your device was hacked? Cybercriminals use sophisticated techniques to break into personal devices as well as public and corporate networks. Their goal is to steal information that is valuable to them personally, or that they can sell to other cybercriminals. As part of October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the UF Police Department and UFIT have teamed up to create a special training event, which will be offered twice on October 12:

“Cyber Security@ UF: A UPD Special Event” (Course # UF_ITT100_ILT)
Location: Hub 221
Date: Thursday, October 12
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration is open to all students, faculty, and staff by visiting https://training.it.ufl.edu/ and navigating to the Calendar tab. The workshop content includes learning to recognize cyberthreats like phishing emails, malicious websites, and online scams. Other topics covered include how to create and manage strong passwords, the importance of encryption, and wireless security. By explaining protective strategies, UPD and UFIT hope that workshop participants will know how to quickly and properly handle these types of cyberthreats. Anyone with questions about the special UPD-UFIT workshops or other questions about IT training may email Training and Education Manager Ashley Weser.