Cyberattacks, identity theft, and online scams are all over the news lately. Many attacks against institutions like FIT succeed because of something a community member did (clicking on something they shouldn’t) or didn’t do (use a strong password).
Thank you to the over 60 members of the FIT community that joined us on Thursday, April 6 for Cybersafe day. If you missed the day’s events, you can review some of the presentations and instructions from the hands-on demonstrations so you too can learn what you should and shouldn’t do to stay Cybersafe. Be sure to stay tuned for emails from Cybersafe about future events.
Cybersafe Day Program
FIT is Cybersafe: Cybersecurity Starts with You
This presentation will review the importance of Information Security on college campuses and teach you how you can protect yourself and FIT against cyber threats. Hear real life examples of cyber attacks and learn practical, easy methods to protect yourself and your information.
Keeping your Google Account Safe
This one-hour presentation included some best practices to keep your Google account safe. Including: how to run a security check, turning on 2-step verification, and advanced owner settings in Google Drive.
Hands-on demonstrations with IT staff
Throughout Cybersafe Day participants had the opportunity to meet with a member of the IT staff for one-on-one demonstrations on securing their mobile devices, how to recognize suspicious activity on your account, how to hold and release printing and more. If you were unable to attend please follow the links in the hands-on demonstration list below for instructions on how to complete the Cybersafe tasks.
During the Hands-on Demonstration settings you will be offered the chance to learn about the all of following:
- Password protecting a mobile device
- Password protecting a Word or Excel file
- Locking a computer with a shortcut
- Putting a print job on “hold”
- Checking permissions on a Google doc (Lynda.com playlist requires sign-in with FIT username and password)
- Running a security check-up (Lynda.com playlist requires sign-in with FIT username and password)
- Two-step verification
- “removing” Google account from lost/stolen mobile device (Lynda.com playlist requires sign-in with FIT username and password)
- Getting Sophos anti-virus for home use
- Viewing access and permissions of 3rd party apps