CSU CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH October, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) - recognized every October - was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Cyber security begins with a simple message everyone using the Internet can adopt:
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Take security and safety precautions, understand the consequences of your actions and behaviors online, and enjoy the benefits of the Internet.
CSU recognized the National Cyber Security Awareness Month October and below are the various events that occurred throughout the month:
- Week 1: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security
- Week 2: From the Break Room to the Boardroom: Creating a Culture of Cyber security in the Workplace
- Week 3: Recognizing and Combating Cyber crime
- Week 4: Our Continuously Connected Lives: What's Your "Aptitude"?
- Week 5: Building Resilience in Critical Systems
Week 1: October 3-7 STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security
Week 1 of NCSAM at CSU kicked off to a great start on Monday, October 3rd with the CSU Critical Document Shredding Campaign on Main Campus. The goal of the campaign was to have Faculty & Staff gather their outdated sensitive documents and have them place these secure documents in a box and label it "Shred Papers". We would like to thank the staff and faculty whose support and participation has helped make this campaign a success.
Week 2: October 10-14 From the Break Room to the Boardroom: Creating a Culture of Cyber security in the Workplace
For Week 2 of NCSAM, the Columbus chapter of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 11th in room 405 of the Center for Commerce & Technology Building. The Meeting began with general announcements for the Columbus ISSA chapter and a lovely lunch sponsored by Attivo. After lunch, the Sr. Manager of Threat Management from Aflac, D.J. Goldsworthy in partnership with Attivo, did a presentation discussing some novel approaches to detecting intrusions.
Week 3: October 17-21 Recognizing and Combating Cyber crime
For Week 3 of of NCSAM, two distinguished speakers, Dr. Josh Pauli (Bio) and a representative from The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were invited to be a part of the Cyber Security Speaker Series at CSU.
Dr. Josh Pauli kicked off the Cyber Security Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 18th in the Auditorium of the Center for Commerce & Technology Building. He spoke to the students, faculty and staff in attendance about the current state of cyber security, the current nature of cyber crimes being committed , and the impact of cyber crime on the victims (individuals and businesses). Dr. Pauli ended his presentation by quizzing the attendants and answering any questions they had.
The second presentation of the speaker series was done by a representative from the FBI on Thursday, October 20th in the Auditorium of the Center for Commerce & Technology Building. TheFBI representative spoke to the students, faculty and staff in attendance about the current state of ransomware and how to prevent being a victim of it . The attendees were also able to hear first hand about the ransomware cases the FBI has solved over the previous years. The presentation ended with the audience being able to ask the FBI representative any questions they had regarding ransomware.
Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, spoke as part of the Turner College Executive Speaker Series on Thursday, Oct. 20 in the University Hall auditorium at Columbus State University. The admiral spoke to the audience about the cybersecurity aspect of the NSA and the need for cybersecurity in order to protect the government, businesses and individuals from the threat posed by cyber criminals.The presentation ended with the audience being able to ask the Admiral questions they had.
Week 4: October 24-28 Our Continuously Connected Lives: What's Your "Aptitude"?
The event had several distinguished and notable speakers and guests in attendance. The speakers in attendance were Stanton S. Gatewood (Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Georgia), Tera N. Ladner (Director, Information Governance for Aflac Inc), Stephen McCamy (Sr. Threat Management Consultant for Aflac) , a representative from the The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dr. Chris Markwood (President, Columbus State University President), Abraham George (CIO / Vice President for Information Technology UITS) , and Dr. Wayne Summers (Department Chair of TSYS School of Computer Science).
Apart from the speaker series, the event including a tabletop exercise simulation where the guests in attendance were presented with a real-world scenario that would strain personnel and resources, and cause numerous critical decisions that effect both the information technology function, and business processes. The event was a great success and attended by several students, faculty, and staff of CSU.
Week 5: October 31 Building Resilience in Critical Systems
The last activity for the Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) was the Student Outreach Cyber Security Booth at the Rankin Den on Monday, October 31st. At the booth , the students were able to vote for the poster contest, interact with infosec staff, enter the raffle to win T-shirts, and choose to take any of the goodies that were displayed at the booth. The event was a success and a fun way to interact with the students.
CONGRATULATIONS James Morgan
First Place Winner and Winner of the Microsoft Surface 4 Tablet