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Cyber Security Workshop Part I

March 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Plaut Room

The Cyber Security Seminar was developed to promote internet security awareness for the larger internet user community. To date the program has been delivered in more than a dozen well attended 90 minute cyber security workshops to enthusiastic participants across Fairfield County. It consists of three unique 90 minute presentations: Cyber Security Workshop, a primer on internet security awareness, safe practices and techniques; Cyber Security Tools of the Trade, explores and explains many of the current techologies depicted in spy movies and in the real world; and the timely, High Profile Security Breaches & Data Losses, chronicling the Equifax, Target, Sony, and US Govt Office of Personnel Management data breaches. This seminar is by design non-technical and geared for anyone with an interest in protecting their personal information – no prior background is needed.

Participants gain insights into the techniques used by cyber criminals to steal personal information. They learn various techniques that enable them to make informed decisions when selecting user ids, passwords, and “shared secrets” for authenticating themselves to social media and the Internet, and the importance of multifactor authentication to enhance their own security. The benefits and challenges of using cloud computing for personal data storage are also explained. Participants also attain strategies to protect their personal information from various types of malicious code produced by hackers. In the event of identity theft, participants determine immediate actions to significantly reduce the impact on their credit, government benefits, and tax refunds.

This workshop is a three-part series occurring on March 14, March 21, and March 28. Please register separately for each individual date.

The registration limit for part one of this three-part workshop has been met. Join the wait list>>


March 14, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Plaut Room