Mason Series Highlights National Cyber Security Day

Posted: March 26, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Beginning Monday, the Information Technology (IT) Security Office launches a lunchtime series of seminars on cyber security in coordination with National Cyber Security Day.

“We are taking this opportunity to present a weeklong lineup of lunchtime presentations promoting cyber security awareness,” says Cathy Hubbs, coordinator of IT security in the Information Technology Unit. “Bring your lunch, and we’ll provide the information and dessert.”

The National Cyber Security Day series, open to staff, faculty, students, and friends of the university, runs from Monday, March 29, through Friday, April 2. Each session will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The schedule for the week follows:

  • Monday: Khondkar Islam, instructor, School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E), “Network Security and Denial of Service Attacks,” SUB II, Rooms 3 and 4
  • Tuesday: Cathy Hubbs, “Desktop Strategies to Secure Your Cyber Space,” SUB II, Room 4
  • Thursday: Rosemary Chase, copyright officer, “Filesharing: Music, Movies, Software–How to Avoid Being Subpoenaed,” Johnson Center, Room G (third floor)
  • Friday: Michael Lyons, instructor, IT&E, “Big Brother Is Watching You Surf the Web; Demonstration of Software Tools,” Johnson Center Room E (third floor).

National Cyber Security Day, which is April 4, is sponsored by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology, and the National Cyber Security Alliance, a partnership between the federal government and private sector companies that educates Americans on the need for computer security and encourages all computer users to protect their home and small business systems.

For more information on Mason’s cyber security series, click here, and for more information on National Cyber Security Day, click here.

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