Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Connecticut College joined other higher education institutions nationwide in participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Our Shared Responsibility, during October 2011.
The NCSAM committee* planned activities and programs to raise awareness and help the campus community become cybersmart and cybersecure:
- A drawing with great prizes for students, faculty and staff who took a cybersecurity quiz. Students found the quiz on Moodle, under a “class” called Cybersecurity 2011. Faculty and staff were able to take the quiz at the Staff Council Halloween Party on Monday, Oct. 31
- IS computer lab support tech Newell Seal was in Shain Library for two hours on Oct. 19 and 26, rewarding with candy those library patrons who correctly answered cybersecurity questions
- Training and tips for faculty/staff/students were distributed throughout the month via Twitter, Facebook, email and more
- A talk by Alex Lanstein ’07 titled "Cyber Espionage," about the paradigm shift in cyberattacks, from a nuisance desktop infection to attacks that cause billions of dollars in damage, took place on Friday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library
- A valuable resources page for cybersecurity steps to take. It’s your shared responsibility!
* The Connecticut College NCSAM committee, chaired by Bruce Carpenter, Director of Tehnical Support, included IS staff members Karen Arremony, Don Blevins, Joseph Frawley, Linda Theodoru, Kathy Gehring, Judy Schofield, John Schaeffer, Laurie Schaeffer, Ruth Seeley, Gary Tiller, Jeanne Pasqualini, Ashley Hanson, Newell Seal, Mike Dreimiller, Ted Viadella and William Constantakos; student representative Sibel Guner '12, and Holly Camerota and Eileen Jenkins from College Relations.
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