UNH Cyber Security Awareness Month by wae10607


									  October Cyber Security
  Month                                                           Things To Know
October is the National Cyber Security Aware-
ness Month. The University of New Hampshire
Information Technology is partnering with UNH         • Have you changed your password lately?                            Cyber Security
groups and guest speakers to deliver presenta-
tions and events about protecting our privacy
and securing sensitive information.
                                                               → Learn about the USNH System
                                                                 Access Policy. *
                                                                                                                         Awareness Month
This year’s primary theme is “Don’t be a Phish”.
We explore multiple ways computer users are
                                                      • Do you know what is “restricted information”
                                                      and what is your role in protecting it?
                                                                                                                            October 2009
frequently subjected to scam and fraud, and un-
intentionally give away sensitive and restricted               → Learn about the USNH Data
information, and what you need to do to not be                   Classification Model. *
one of them.
                                                      • If your laptop, cell phone, or PDA is stolen
Other topics include social networking, web se-       today, what information will the thief find on it?
curity, accounts administration best practices, the   What will you need to do?
new USNH System Access Policy, and vendor
contract best practices.                                       → Learn about protecting informa-
                                                                 tion and notification require-
Events will be held at UNH in Durham and at                      ments.*
UNHM in Manchester. Information sessions will
begin during September and continue through
early November.                                       * For more information please join the October events and
                                                      see http://cis.unh.edu/itsecurity
For more information about IT security, please
visit http://cis.unh.edu/itsecurity

                 Phishing                                                                                                 Don’t Be A “Phish”
                                                                     Information Technology
Phishing is the process of sending e-mails falsely                     Durham, NH 03824
claiming to be a legitimate enterprise in an at-                                                                                   IT Security
tempt to scam the user into surrendering private                                                                             Informational Pamphlet
information. Once a user’s information has been                                                                                      #20094
                                                        Paper reduction notice: this pamphlet can be viewed online.
acquired, it may be used to rob them, or for other    Please print only when necessary. The image on the front page is            Rev. 9-23-2009
illegal, or unauthorized purposes.                           reproduced with the permission from Cathy Hearn.
             Speaker Series                                               Special Events                                                      Safety Fair
UNH MUB Theatre I, 1-3pm                                     Safe Computing Sessions                                         MUB 338/340, 11am-2:30pm
October 1, 2009 - “Fighting Crime through Personal           October 13, 2009 - 2-3:30pm, MUB 302, UNH                       October 14, 2009 -
Computer Security”. FBI Special Agent Scott McGaunn,         October 22, 2009 - 10:30am-12pm, MUB 302, UNH
will discuss the effects of personal computer security on                                                                    11:00am - “Policy and More - An Update and Discus-
thwarting criminal activity, including computer hacking,     Join us for a free class open to all UNH faculty, staff, and    sion”. Petr Brym, UNH Director of IT Security will briefly
organized crime, espionage and terrorism. Join us to hear    students to learn about how to practice safe computing.         review recent UNH and USNH policy changes, and lead
Scott’s entertaining, yet critically important real-world    Please register at http://cistraining.unh.edu/ .                a discussion about what these policies mean. We will also
presentation that will leave you wanting to protect your                                                                     look at recent regulatory changes and trends with state and
computer and passwords, and think twice before you post                                                                      federal laws. Special emphasis will be placed on the value
or download.                                                 Student Privacy and IT Security Focus Groups                    of policy compliance and why it is in your interest to fol-
                                                                                                                             low the best practices that the policies help to promote.
October 8, 2009 - “Vendor Contract Best Practices”. Petr     September 25, 2009 - 7-10pm, MUB 302, UNH
Brym, UNH Director of IT Security, and Denise Smith,         November 5, 2009 - 7-10pm, MUB 203, UNH
                                                                                                                             12:00pm - Open Floor Session.
USNH Director of Purchasing and Contract Services, will      Other Sessions - 8 Residence Hall Sessions
present the UNH Vendor Contract Best Practices docu-                                                                         Discover the resources available at UNH for safe com-
ment, and lead a discussion about how to incorporate the     Sponsored by UNH Parents Association. These sessions
                                                                                                                             puting, and enter drawings for security devices such as
best practices into contract negotiation.                    will take place in: Fairchild Hall, Hetzel Hall, McLaughlin
                                                                                                                             the IronKey and locking devices for laptops. Confirmed
                                                             Hall, Hunter Hall, Jessie Doe Hall, Gibbs Hall, Sawyer
                                                                                                                             participating contributing organizations include:
October 15, 2009 - “Who Has The Keys?” Joyce Cleary,         Hall, Upper Quad Hall and the MUB. Join us for ice
Human Resources Manager of Employee Records and Petr         cream, IronKey drawings and discussion of the dangers
                                                                                                                             - UNH Police Department
Brym, UNH Director of IT Security will lead a discussion     from computer hacking, phishing, scams, malicious
                                                                                                                             - UNH Computer Store
about the importance of initiating timely changes and/or     software, social engineering, peer-to-peer programs, chat
                                                                                                                             - UNH IT Security Committee
termination of computer accounts when an employee’s du-      programs, social networking sites, personal computers and
                                                                                                                             - Affirmative Action and Equity Office
ties change, or the employee leaves her/his position. Spe-   personal devices that are not protected.
cial emphasis will be placed on explaining which processes                                                                   1:00pm - “Don’t Give It Away: Phishing, Malicious Links
are automated, and for which situations supervisor action                                                                    and Other Fraud”. Come see actual phishing attempts, ma-
is needed to ensure compliance with university policy and    Web Dev Security Forum
                                                                                                                             licious web links, and discuss other forms of fraud, how to
security of information and privacy.                                                                                         recognize them, and how to avoid them. This session will
                                                             November 18, 2009 - 2-4pm, 1 Leavitt Lane, UNH
                                                                                                                             include information about what is information technology
October 29, 2009 - “Security Through the Development                                                                         security and where it impacts us in our daily life.
Lifecycle”. Kirit Basu, Associate Director of Academic       Marcus Del Greco, developer in Information Technol-
Technology, will lead a walkthrough of security consider-    ogy, will host a technical web security session featuring
ations through the lifecycle of a project or service.        presentations by UNH web programmers. The objective
                                                             is to share best practices in coding techniques, platform       2:00pm - Drawings: Register to participate in the draw-
                                                             configurations and other security best practices. Due to        ings during the Open Floor Session from 12:00 Noon to
UNHM, 400 Commercial Street room 268, 2-3:30pm                                                                               1:00 PM. You must be present at 2:00 PM to win.
                                                             the sensitive nature of the topic, participants will be asked
                                                             to sign a non-disclosure agreement and participation
October 20, 2009 - “Don’t Give It Away: Phishing, Mali-                                                                      Prizes include October Cyber Security T-Shirts, Encrypted
                                                             will be limited. To register for the session please e-mail
cious Links and Other Fraud”. Come see actual phishing                                                                       Flash Drive, and two types of laptop security/locking
attempts, malicious web links, and discuss other forms of                                                                    devices.
fraud, how to recognize them, and how to avoid them. This
session will include information about what is information                                                                   Prizes are sponsored by the UNH Computer Store and
technology security and where it impacts us in our daily                                                                     Information Technology Security.

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