Each October, USNH recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month by offering events and resources for our community and the public. This year's events are both in-person and via Zoom and cover topics including careers in cybersecurity, automotive network security and practical ways to protect your information at home, work and school. Through these sessions, we’ll explore best practices and tools for improving cybersecurity, and each session will address your questions as well. Registration is required.
Here's a sample of some of the upcoming sessions:
UNH offers two flexible master’s degree programs designed to prepare graduates for risk management or technical roles in the high-demand field of cybersecurity.
- The tech-focused Master of Science in cybersecurity engineering at UNH’s Manchester campus prepares you to develop, engineer and operate secure information systems in response to today’s complex information security threats.
- The fully online Master of Science in cybersecurity policy and risk management prepares you to plan for, communicate and manage cybersecurity risks in alignment with the mission and goals of any type of business or public agency.
Women in Hardware and Systems Security Workshop (WISE)
October 14 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The WISE workshop aims to attract more women to join the field of hardware and systems security (HSS) and provide a forum for the women in HSS to support each other. The workshop program includes keynote and visionary talks, panel discussion, oral presentations, hardware demos, as well as mini-tutorials. This event is in-person. Learn more about the WISE workshop or contact email@example.com to learn more.
See Yourself in Cyber
October 19 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
CISA, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, will provide a presentation aligned with this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — which demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. We will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate CISA partners and the public, and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school – now and in the future.
Personal Cybersecurity at Home
October 25 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
David Blezard, Senior Director of Enterprise IT Systems, will discuss personal cybersecurity and how to protect yourself at home. There are threats to finances, data, and reputation that can impact you personally. Learn about the risks and the simple steps you can take to reduce your risks of becoming a victim of cybercrime. This presentation will be appropriate for all students and staff across USNH.
Cybersecurity Policies in the Workplace: Expectations and Challenges
October 26 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ever wonder why we have certain cybersecurity policies, or why policies may not be followed? Director of our M.S. Cybersecurity Policy & Risk Management program, Prof. Maeve Dion discusses expectations and responsibilities from both the employer and employee points of view. For students or employees wanting to better understand workplace cybersecurity, and for employers wanting to engender a positive cybersecurity culture within their organizations, this session highlights important considerations and recommendations for improvement.