UNH IT Hosts 2018 National Cyber Security Awareness Month Events

September 27, 2018

by UNH IT Staff


In recognition of October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, UNH Information Security Services is hosting a series of informative events targeted towards educating the University community on the latest cyber threats and offering methods and tools to keep our data out of the hands of criminals. These events are free and open to UNH students, faculty, staff, and the general public.  

ISS is incentivizing attendance at these events by hosting a raffle. UNH students, faculty, and staff who attend will be entered to win a Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa. The more events you attend, the greater your chances of winning. 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 and to register, go to http://unh.edu/it/NCSAM.

2018 Event Schedule and Registration

Topic: Alphabet Soup: How Global Privacy Regulations Drive Innovation in Security

Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, Optiv Inc.

Ms. Hutchinson, a UNH Alumnus and Executive Director at Optiv, will provide an overview of how privacy regulations, including the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) impact and helps innovate information security.

When: October 9, 2018, 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Where: MUB Room 338


Topic: Privacy, Cybersecurity, and You

Maeve Dion, UNH Manchester Faculty

Ms. Dion, Asst. Prof. of Security Studies and Coordinator of the MS in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management program will discuss questions like:

  • What is the law of privacy in the United States, and how does it relate to our digital information?
  • What happens when a business like Equifax has a data breach and my information is leaked?
  • Why can Google and Facebook sell information about me, and what can we do about it?

When: October 11, 2018 - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Where: MUB Room 336 and via Zoom (register for Zoom details)


Topic: The Identity Threat Landscape and UNH’s Response

Matt Connors, UNH IT - Enterprise Collaboration and Messaging with SecureAuth

Mr. Connors, a member of the UNH IT - Enterprise Collaboration and Messaging team along with a senior architect from SecureAuth, will provide an overview of the identity threat landscape and the actions UNH is taking in response. 

When: October 17, 2018 - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Where: MUB Room 338


Topic: Research Opportunities in Cybersecurity

Ken Graf,  UNH Computer Science

Mr. Graf, a faculty member in CEPS, will discuss the impact on cybersecurity research caused by organizations embracing the Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and machine learning (ML).  Industry and government are looking to understand and leverage the vast amounts of data that can be collected via these new technologies to provide new solutions.

When: October 23, 2018, 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Where: MUB Room 336


IT Coffee Talk - 5 Ways You Help Keep the University Secure

Rori Boyce-Werner,  UNH Information Security Services

When: October 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Where: MUB 156 | Complimentary Coffee will be served.



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



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