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March is TC Cyber Security Month!

Each week during the month of March, CIS will focus on a different cyber security topic.  There will be informational workshops--open to the entire TC Community--that will show you how to better protect your devices, data, and personal information from cyber threats.

We also have a special event planned for Tuesday, March 27, 2:00-4:00: The CIS Cyber Showcase. CIS will demonstrate software and security tools that are available to the TC community, informational tables highlighting important cyber security topics, as well as games and giveaways--including a drawing for two new Apple iPads! The event is open to the entire TC community. Save the date and we hope to see you there!

 

All workshops will be held at the Service Desk (Grace Dodge 70, next to the cafeteria). Workshops are 30 minutes in length. An additional 30 minutes will be available after each  workshop to answer individual questions or assist with the setup of TC security products.

All of those who attend a cyber security workshop will be entered into our drawing for one of two Apple iPads. The more workshops you attend, the more chances you’ll have at winning an iPad!  Drawing for the iPads will be held at the CIS Cyber Security Showcase 2-4 p.m., March 27 at Everett Lounge.

Week one: Email Security

Workshop Dates: March 8 @ 10am and 2pm
Email is the primary method attackers use in order to target both individuals and organizations. Cyber criminals may do this via targeted phishing emails that include malicious links or attachments containing malware. We’ll define phishing, show you how to recognize phishing attempts and report email scams, and give you tips on how to keep your passwords and data safe with the TC password vault (LastPass), and two-factor authentication (Duo).

 

Week two:  Privacy and Social Media Safety

Workshop Dates: March 12 and March 14 @ 10am and 2pm

Social media sites - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn - allow you to meet, interact and share with people around the world. However, sharing too much information--or the wrong kind of information--on social media can unintentionally harm you or your employer. It may lead to cyber attacks against you that could impact your career, financial, or personal future. We’ll give you an overview on how to protect your social media accounts and online activities.

 

Week three: Malware

Workshop Dates: March 19 and March 22 @11am and 2pm

Did you know someone sitting on a beach in the Caribbean can steal bank account information from your computer in New York? Because criminals use sophisticated software called malware to infect people all over the world, everyone is at risk. We'll explain malware and show you how to defend against malware infections.

 

Week four: CIS Cyber Showcase at Everett Lounge: March 27, 2-4 pm

Stop by Everett Lounge for snacks, giveaways, and some great cyber security tips. CIS will have stations set up, each promoting different security themes, including phishing prevention, password safety, and software demonstrations.

 

Remember to Protect Yourself and Protect Teachers College by guarding your information and staying safe online.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

For more information, please contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@tc.columbia.edu or 212.678.3300.

 

Published Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018

New to TC? Check out our CIS Resources Page!

 

March is TC Cyber Security Month!

Each week during the month of March, CIS will focus on a different cyber security topic.  There will be informational workshops--open to the entire TC Community--that will show you how to better protect your devices, data, and personal information from cyber threats.

We also have a special event planned for Tuesday, March 27, 2:00-4:00: The CIS Cyber Showcase. CIS will demonstrate software and security tools that are available to the TC community, informational tables highlighting important cyber security topics, as well as games and giveaways--including a drawing for two new Apple iPads! The event is open to the entire TC community. Save the date and we hope to see you there!

 

All workshops will be held at the Service Desk (Grace Dodge 70, next to the cafeteria). Workshops are 30 minutes in length. An additional 30 minutes will be available after each  workshop to answer individual questions or assist with the setup of TC security products.

All of those who attend a cyber security workshop will be entered into our drawing for one of two Apple iPads. The more workshops you attend, the more chances you’ll have at winning an iPad!  Drawing for the iPads will be held at the CIS Cyber Security Showcase 2-4 p.m., March 27 at Everett Lounge.

Week one: Email Security

Workshop Dates: March 8 @ 10am and 2pm
Email is the primary method attackers use in order to target both individuals and organizations. Cyber criminals may do this via targeted phishing emails that include malicious links or attachments containing malware. We’ll define phishing, show you how to recognize phishing attempts and report email scams, and give you tips on how to keep your passwords and data safe with the TC password vault (LastPass), and two-factor authentication (Duo).

 

Week two:  Privacy and Social Media Safety

Workshop Dates: March 12 and March 14 @ 10am and 2pm

Social media sites - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn - allow you to meet, interact and share with people around the world. However, sharing too much information--or the wrong kind of information--on social media can unintentionally harm you or your employer. It may lead to cyber attacks against you that could impact your career, financial, or personal future. We’ll give you an overview on how to protect your social media accounts and online activities.

 

Week three: Malware

Workshop Dates: March 19 and March 22 @11am and 2pm

Did you know someone sitting on a beach in the Caribbean can steal bank account information from your computer in New York? Because criminals use sophisticated software called malware to infect people all over the world, everyone is at risk. We'll explain malware and show you how to defend against malware infections.

 

Week four: CIS Cyber Showcase at Everett Lounge: March 27, 2-4 pm

Stop by Everett Lounge for snacks, giveaways, and some great cyber security tips. CIS will have stations set up, each promoting different security themes, including phishing prevention, password safety, and software demonstrations.

 

Remember to Protect Yourself and Protect Teachers College by guarding your information and staying safe online.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

For more information, please contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@tc.columbia.edu or 212.678.3300.

 

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