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Security Awareness Month


About the Workshops

October is recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  In support of this effort, the Division of IT will host our annual MU Security Awareness Month.   MU Security Awareness Month consists of a series of free workshops which will bring subject matter experts to MU for a variety of security related topics.  The intent is to educate MU faculty, staff, and students about computer and information security. 

This year's schedule consists of two half days of presentations for both the end-user audience and IT Professional community.  These workshops are open to all MU faculty, staff, and students, so please join us. Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your questions and take full advantage of the subject matter experts that will be on-hand to answer them!

2013 Schedule

Day 1- Thursday October 3: 1 pm to 4 pm @ Memorial Union N206 - WD

  • 1 pm to 2 pm- Let’s Can Spam, from Web to Workstations
    • Learn about the global spam threat, how it affects you and the University, and how it is combated from the Internet all the way down to workstations and mobile devices. We will discuss how the UM System is changing its approach to spam remediation and how individual measures can be taken to help ensure that you do not become a target for spammers.
    • Sara Ringbauer from ISAM will also dissuss how Spam and Phishing is handled once reported to ISAM.  Click here for her presentation. 
  • 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm- NetSmartz:  Online Safety for your Children
    • Do you have children that access the Internet?  If so, are you worried about their online safety?  There are innumerable risks associated with Internet usage; however, most of our vulnerabilities can be mitigated when we practice safe online behavior.  Becoming aware of all the threats and issues children encounter online is your first line of defense in protecting your child’s digital wellbeing!   
  • 3:30 pm to 4 pm- What’s New?  Information Security and Access Management (ISAM) Overview
    • This presentation is directed to IT professionals.  We will cover policies and procedures the IT community should be aware of, upcoming ISAM projects, and other updates.

Day 2- Tuesday October 15: 8 am to Noon @ Memorial Union N206 - WD

  • 8 am to 8:30 am- Security Best Practices:  Mini Topic Presentations
    • This presentation will provide you with a basic knowledge of various security awareness topics and offer best practices and tips for staying safe when you are utilizing technology. 
  • 8:45 am to 9:45 am- Looking Through the Glass: Security and Google Glass
    • If you’ve wondered what all the excitement is about Google Glass, this is the presentation for you!  Topics include Google Glass features, a demonstration of Google Glass and a discussion of Glass security.  At the end of the session, attendees are invited try out Google Glass. 
  • 10 am to 11 am- Demystifying Security
    • Internet security terminology is commonly heard but often times misunderstood.  This presentation is directed toward end users who use technology at their work every day with an interest in knowing more about security.  We will cover the fundamentals of networking, viruses, worms, basic hacking attacks, as well as what an end user can do to be safe online.
  • 11:15 am to Noon- Mobile Device Security
    • How secure are your mobile devices?  Mobile devices boast portability, ease of use, and an abundance of applications which allow users to stay connected to the world through pocket-sized technology.  However, an emerging concern is how to safeguard these compact devices given the growing complexity of these tiny operating systems and the limited security controls currently offered.  This presentation will explain the security risks of using mobile devices, outline the standards and best practices that should be followed, and provide an overview of the University’s policy in regards to work-related mobile device use.   

ShredIT Event

Wednesday, October 30, 2-4 pm (DO NOT DROP OFF ITEMS BEFORE 2 pm)
Collecting at MU Telecom Building- Loading Dock

The Division of IT will be hosting the fall ShredIT event!  ShredIT events are open to the University system, MU campus, and Hospital departments at no charge for University-owned equipment.  It’s time to dig out those old hard drives, CD’s, and other ancient data storage devices consuming space in your closets and desk drawers!  We recommend shredding any data storage devices that no longer have a useful life.  Visit http://infosec.missouri.edu/assets/device-disposal.html for more information.


IT Security
Monthly Topic

Decommissioning Microsoft XP: The Expiration of a Flagship Operating System

All good things must eventually come to an end…and soon! Microsoft has announced Windows XP’s retirement date effective April 8th, 2014. This will affect millions of users world-wide as it is estimated that approximately 25% of the world’s desktop computers are still running on this OS (2). Are you one of these users? If so, please consider the risks of continued usage and follow our tips to migrate to a new platform.



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