October Cyber Security Month Things To Know October is the National Cyber Security Aware- UNH 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 email@example.com. 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. life.
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