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October, 2010 IT security training event

October is cyber-security awareness month, and this Fall K-State's Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) will host the annual IT security training on October 12th in the K-State Student Union. General sessions and breakout sessions will be presented on a variety of non-technical topics to teach attendees more about how keep their computers clean.

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Program schedule
8:00-8:30am

Registration & Refreshments -- Download some byte-sized pastries and data streams of coffee.

Location: Outside The Big 12 Room, K-State Student Union
8:30-9:00am

Keynote -- What's on the horizon for K-State's IT.

Presenter:
Ken Stafford, Chief Information Officer and
Harvard Townsend, Chief Information Security Officer

Location:
Big 12 Room


Presentation slides available here.
Abstract:
K-State's new Chief Information Officer will welcome attendees to the event and give a brief discussion about his vision for the future of IT at K-State.
9:00-9:10am
Break -- More flows of data retention enhancement fluid (Coffee)
9:10-10:00am
(select one of these concurrent sessions)

Risks of Social Networking

Presenter:
Harvard Townsend
Location:
Big 12 Room

Presentation slides available here.
Abstract:
Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and MySpace are a fact of life and they have permanently altered the privacy landscape on many fronts. This session will focus on security risks of social networking, the ways hackers are using social networks to try to infect your computer and/or steal your personal information; the subtle and not-so-subtle threats to your privacy; and tips on how to navigate the social networking landscape safely.

Useful and Free security tools

Presenter:
Josh McCune
Location:
Room 212

Presentation slides available here.
Abstract:
You know all the reasons why you need to practice safe computing, but a number of software programs written to help protect your data cost a lot of money. So what do you do if you're on a limited budget? There are a number of free and open source utilities out there that can help you improve your security stature both at home and at the office without breaking the bank. In this session we'll discuss which ones are the most useful, and which ones to steer clear of. If you've got some tools you think are great, please come prepared to share those with the group.

Mobile Device Security

Presenter:
Thomas Kuhn
Location:
Flint Hills Room

Presentation slides available here.
Abstract:
Do you use a mobile device? Do you have email delivered to a mobile device? Do you keep sensitive work or personal information on your mobile device? Often an overlooked security leak, mobile devices can contain personal as well as business sensitive information. Come and learn some tips and tricks for how to keep all of the information stored on your mobile device more secure.

10:00-10:10am
Break -- buzz over to the next session
10:10-11:00am
(select one of these concurrent sessions)

Basic Email and Web Security

Presenter:
Harvard Townsend
Presentation slides available here.
Location:
Big 12 Room

Abstract:
Web browsing and email are still the most likely ways for you to be targeted by an attack on the Internet. Malicious e-mail attachments have been known to wreak havoc on K-States computers, while spear phishing scams that steal eID passwords have been a persistent plague. And even more frequently these days, users are targeted by attacks that spawn from simply viewing a webpage; no human interaction is even necessary. In this presentation you'll learn some tips and tricks to prevent you from being the next victim of one of these attacks.

Secure IT @ K-State

Presenter:
Neil Sindicich
Location:
Flint Hills Room

Abstract:
The State of Kansas has mandated all state employees to receive cyber-security awareness training. For most, K-State security training will be offered online, but if you would prefer to take it in person so that you can ask questions, provide feedback, or just get a free donut out of the deal, you should take advantage of this opportunity. This session will cover the basics of online security that K-Staters need to know in order to stay prepared to handle any threat. Attendance at this session will be recorded so that your HR file can be updated to indicate that you have met the state requirement.

Printer, Copier, Scanner Security
(oh my!)

Presenter:
Anthony Phillips
Presentation slides available here.
Location:
Room 212

Abstract:
Copy machines that store data on a hard drive have been much in the news lately, as several forensics investigators have shown that sensitive information can be recovered from these devices after they are removed from service. This can include a variety or personally identifiable information that could put K-State users at risk. Learn to protect yourself and K-State by looking at the security options available for copiers on state contract, how to purchase those options, and how to implement them in your office.

11:00-11:10am
Break -- buzz over to the next session
11:10-12:00pm

Security Round-Robin

Presenters:
Harvard Townsend, Josh McCune, Anthony Phillips, Neil Sindicich
Presentation slides available here.

Location:
Big 12 Room

Abstract:
This panel will start out with an update of issues faced in IT Security at K-State. Then we'll turn it over to you so that you can have a chance to ask K-State's Office of Information Security and Compliance the questions that have been nagging you. The Office of Information Security and Compliance will be available to answer your questions about all things IT Security at K-State.