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Cyber Security Awareness

YOU ARE THE SOLUTION

Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure. That’s what National Cyber Security Awareness Month, October 2012, is all about! Check out the classes hosted by the IT department.

Canned SPAM!

Thursday, Oct 9th | 10-11 a.m.
College of Education Lab - Room 205

In this hands-on session we will explore using CanIt to 'can SPAM'. You will learn how to log on to CanIt, how to view and edit your CanIt settings; how to understand and use the 'trap contents' features, how to customize the CanIt rules ad what to do when you receive the message 'cannot send because of a high score on the SPAM scale'.

Pop-ups: Can't Live With Them. Can't Live Without Them

Wednesday, Oct 10th | 10-11 am
College of Education building lab room 205

In this hands-on session we will discuss web browser pop-ups, what they are and how to distinguish the wanted ones from the unwanted ones in both Mozilla and Internet Explorer web browsers. We will go through browser settings and add-ons that help you to combat the unwanted pop-ups.

Special Guest, Kevin Beaver: I AM THE SOLUTION!

Wednesday, Oct 17th |10-11 am
College of Education building lab room 205

When it comes to on-line security there may be an array of tools to help us out, but in the end we truly are our own solution. The Department of Information Technology Services has invited Mr. Kevin Beaver, founder of Principle Logic (Atlanta) to UWG. He is an independent information security expert who helps businesses protect their Web applications, computers, mobile devices and information assets from from malicious or careless employees and criminal hackers. Mr. Beaver will share up-to-date tips on how to be more vigilant with our on-line privacy and security. Join us!!

Online Safety for Parents and Children

Thursday, Oct 18th | 10-11 am
College of Education building lab room 205

In this session we will look at "budd:e" a cyber security education module hosted by the Commonwealth of Australia. budd:e is an online activity-based learning module. We will go through the budd:e demo that teaches children about cyber security, online safety, and privacy.

Reputational Consequences for Identity Theft

Tuesday, Oct 23rd | 10-11 am
College of Education building lab room 205

We should all be aware of how social media and Internet activity can damage our individual reputations; however our individual activity on-line can also damage UWG's Internet reputation. In this session we will talk about what the term 'Internet reputation' means; how we gauge our University's Internet reputation; how SPAM email impacts the University's ability to send and receive email; how certain Internet activity damages our on-line reputation and what it takes to restore UWG's Internet reputation when damaged. Join us for an interesting hour of good-to-know information!

Canned SPAM!

Thursday, Oct 29th | 10-11 a.m.
College of Education Lab - Room 205

In this hands-on session we will explore using CanIt to 'can SPAM'. You will learn how to log on to CanIt, how to view and edit your CanIt settings; how to understand and use the 'trap contents' features, how to customize the CanIt rules ad what to do when you receive the message 'cannot send because of a high score on the SPAM scale'.

How to Recognize a "Bad" Email

Tuesday, Oct 30th | 10-11 am
College of Education building lab room 205

This is a hands-on session during which we will examine several “bad” email messages. You will learn: some signs that an email message may be fake or harmful; what an email header is; how to view an email header; how to interpret an email header; how to recognize “fake” links in an email. And as a bonus we will teach you how to scan an email attachment for malware. Join us!

How to Recognize a "Bad" Email

Wednesday, Oct 31st| 10-11 am
College of Education building lab room 205

This is a hands-on session during which we will examine several “bad” email messages. You will learn: some signs that an email message may be fake or harmful; what an email header is; how to view an email header; how to interpret an email header; how to recognize “fake” links in an email. And as a bonus we will teach you how to scan an email attachment for malware. Join us!