National Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

Each October, UNH recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month by offering events and resources about information protection and data security risks.  Resources offered include good practices, tools, and solutions to identify and protect sensitive information.


2017 Event Schedule and Registration

Main Events

COLSA Events

Training Events

NCSAM Raffle Information


2017 Main Events

Email Protection: What Does UNH IT Do to Protect Me?

Matt Connors, UNH IT - Enterprise Collaboration and Messaging

Mr. Connors, a member of the UNH IT - Enterprise Collaboration and Messaging team, will provide an overview of the tools and processes UNH IT uses to manage University email communications and to protect the University community from information security threats delivered via email including phishing, spear phishing, and malware.  This session is open to USNH faculty, staff and students.

When: October 3, 2017, 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Where: MUB Room 330

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What is Multi-factor Authentication and Why Do I Care?

Matt Connors, UNH IT - Enterprise Collaboration and Messaging

Mr. Connors, a member of the UNH IT - Enterprise Collaboration and Messaging team, will provide an overview of multi-factor authentication and details on the upcoming implementation of multi-factor authentication at USNH.  This session is open to USNH faculty, staff and students.

When: October 11, 2017, 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Where: MUB Room 330

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Cyberbullying’s Impact: When Does it Go Too Far?

Donna Marie Sorrentino, Director and Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action and Equity Office

Ms. Sorrentino, the Director and Title IX Coordinator for UNH's Affirmative Action and Equity Office, will provide an overview of cyberbullying and discuss the impact it has on campus.  This session is open to USNH faculty, staff and students.

When: October 19, 2017, 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Where: MUB Room 338

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The End of  Privacy?: How the Digital Age is Undermining Privacy and What to Do About It

Jennifer McArdle, Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense - Salve Regina University, Defense Fellow - American Foreign Policy Council, UNH Alumnus

Ms. McArdle, a UNH Alumnus and an Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense at Salve Regina University, will provide an overview of how corporate and government digital surveillance practices are undermining core privacy assumptions with profound implications for political liberty, equality, and fairness. She will close by providing some tips on how best to reap the benefits of information communication technology, while also maintaining one's digital privacy. 

Jennifer McArdle is an Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense in the Administration of Justice and Homeland Security at Salve Regina University and a Fellow in Defense Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. Jennifer's academic research focuses on cyber enabled economic and military power, virtual reality and military training, and military readiness. Her work has been featured in outlets such as Real Clear World, War on the Rocks, National Defense Magazine, and The Cyber Defense Review, among others.   Jennifer is a Ph.D. candidate in War Studies at King’s College London and holds a M.Phil in Politics from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Political Science and Justice Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.

This session is open to USNH faculty, staff and students.

When: October 26, 2017, 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Where: MUB Room 330/332

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2017 Training Events

Phishing Awareness Training - COLSA

Information Security Services (ISS) team

In partnership with COLSA, UNH Information Security Services will be providing Phishing Awareness Training  for COLSA faculty and staff.  At the end of the training, ISS will be offering a Mobile Device Security Clinic for interested faculty and staff members. 

Session #1: Date/Time - TBD, Location - TBD

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Session #2: Date/Time - TBD, Location - TBD

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Session #3: Date/Time - TBD, Location - TBD

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Session #4: Date/Time - TBD, Location - TBD

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2017 NCSAM Raffle Information

All event attendees will be given an entry into the 2017 NCSAM Raffle for each event they attend.  

The 2017 NCSAM Raffle prizes for 2017 are:

An iPad
Wi-Fi Enabled with 128 GB in Gray

Beats by Dr Dre
Solo3 Headphones (Black)

Playstation 4
with 1 TB hard-drive

Raffle prizes will be drawn at the end of the month and winners will be notified via email.

ISS will also be giving out event-specific door prizes at each NCSAM event.  

 

For more information about these events, contact UNH Information Security Services at IT.Security@unh.edu or via the ISS Support Form


Past CyberSecurity Month Events

2016

 

JOHN GRIMM, THALES E-SECURITY - Uses of Data Encryption—Legitimate & Malicious
Mr. John Grimm from Thales e-Security lead a discussion on the technical challenges and developments in the use of encryption to protect information including in cloud environments. 

JOHN GRIMM and PATRICK MCLARNEY,  THALES E-SECURITY - Encryption in Cloud Storage Environments
Mr. Grimm and Mr. McLarney presented information on general uses of data encryption including malicious uses such as ransomware. 

TIMOTHY RUSSELL and J.R. MANES, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Agents Russell and Manes discussed current malicious cyber trends and FBI and US Federal Government initiatives to combat those trends.

2015

Patrick Woody, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

Mr Woody, NCTC Terrorism Liason Officer, presented on terrorist use of the internet, terrorist doxing to inspire lone actor attacks in the West, challenges associated with terrorist transition from Web forums to social media, and encrypted communications. 

Jeremy Weader and Mark Turner, SOPHOS Safeguard

Mr Weader, SOPHOS Senior Sales Engineer, and Mr Turner, SOPHOS Channel Account Executive, discussed whole-disc and file-based encryption and UNH rollout plans.  SOPHOS has been selected as the UNH computer and data encryption solution provider.

Mobile Device Security Clinic

UNH students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to bring their mobile devices to weekly clinics to receive experienced guidance on settings and applications to protect privacy and personal information.

2014

Mobile Device Security Clinic

UNH students, faculty, and staff brought their mobile devices to the weekly clinics and received experienced guidance on settings and applications to protect privacy and personal information.

Event photos by UNH ISS:
  

Michael Leking, Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Leking is one of four regionally deployed Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Advisors (CSAs) and he discussed the programs roles and responsibilities as they relate to cyber security and infrastructure protection. CSAs convey current information on emerging cyber threats, federal initiatives and technology, and training opportunities, keeping communities informed and maintaining a working partnership across national, regional, and local programs in cyber security. Over the last two years, Mr. Leking has developed relationships with critical infrastructure owners and operators and state and local governments throughout the Northeast region. Mr Leking provided a narrative of his experiences, an overview of current malware and attacks, and DHS' cyber security assessments and other freely available resources.

Event photos by Marty England, UNH IT Communications:
  

Christopher Mulcahy, USNH Internal Audit

Mr. Mulcahy, USNH IT Audit Manager, presented a brief overview of data leakage cases which occurred at US institutions of higher education - including USNH- and discussed prevention and remediation strategies and tactics.

Event photos by UNH ISS: