National Webcast Initiative

 

Cyber Security: What You Should Know to Stay Safe Online

Thursday, October 11th
2:00pm -- 3:00pm (Eastern)

 

Opening Remarks By:

 

Bobbie Stempfley
Deputy Assistant Secretary
United States Department of Homeland Security
 
&
 
Michael Kaiser
Executive Director
National Cyber Security Alliance

 

Presenter:

 

Ron Woerner, CISSP
Professor & Director, CyberSecurity Studies
College of Science & Technology
Bellevue University

 

Archived Recording Now Available

 

The fifth of the 2012 National Webcast series was held on October 11th with a featured presentation on Cyber Security: What You Should Know to Stay Safe Online.

As part of the October awareness month activities, the MS-ISAC is coordinating a joint webcast with DHS and NCSA, which will provided useful guidance to the non-technical user on the necessary steps to protect themselves and their computers from cyber incidents.

Over 1,700 individuals representing 12 countries, 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. Territories registered for this event. Opening remarks were provided by Mr. Thomas F. Duffy, Executive Director of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center; Bobbie Stempfley, Deputy Assistant Secretary United States Department of Homeland Security & Michael Kaiser, Executive Director National Cyber Security Alliance. Our presenter was Ron Woerner, Professor & Director of Cybersecurity Studies at the College of Science & Technology at Bellevue University.

The Internet is a great place to explore and is a new playground of brilliant possibilities, but there's trouble often hiding in its shadows. That trouble can come in many forms, including malicious software, trickery, and identity theft. In this presentation, Ron Woerner talked about the evils of the Internet, how the bad hackers can take over your computer and how they get your private information. It's not all doom and gloom, though. He also showed some easy, everyday steps to protect yourself and others online. This session focused on the basics of computer security, such as using strong passwords, use of external devices, phishing and social engineering, and protecting mobile devices.

Format of Webcast:
This session featured an interactive Powerpoint presentation accompanied by audio.

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