Welcome to the Jackson College – Information Technology – Information Security web page. Here you will find resources to help you protect yourself from theft or damage to information systems such as computer hardware, software, and the information stored on them.
Upcoming Events and Initiatives:
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During October, you will have the chance to participate in and receive a variety of resources and events to help you better understand cybersecurity and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and our organization. Our goal is to enable you to make the most of today’s technology. Below is a list of the upcoming sessions you can participate in:
October 2 (M) – WA119 – 11am-1pm Please come join us in WA119 and log in to your Securing the Human account and complete the training assigned to you. Light refreshments provided. Have you already completed your training? You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card!
October 12 (TH) – WA222 – 10a-11a – Social Media Privacy – When it comes to social media, most of us expect that we are in control of what we share about ourselves, and who we share with. In this hands-on workshop, we will dispel common myths and misconception about social media privacy as well as discuss step-by-step instructions for securing out social media selves.
October 19 (TH) – WA119 – 11am-1pm Please come join us in WA119 and log in to your Securing the Human account and complete the training assigned to you. Light refreshments provided. Have you already completed your training? You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card!
October 24 (Tu) – WA222 – 1p-2- Ransomware – The latest spin on a ransom note isn’t composed of letters clipped out of a newspaper. Increasingly, criminals are accessing your computer files holding them for ransom on your PC and it’s through a type of malicious software called ransomware. Ransomware stops you from using your PC. It holds your PC or files for “ransom” until a fee is paid. In April, CNBC estimated the cost of ransomware at around $200 million in the first three months of 2016 alone.
Attend this session to find out how ransomware works, how to protect yourself and your pc and what to do if ransomware is installed on your computer.
If you have any questions about our activities in October or suggestions on how to improve our cybersecurity efforts, please contact email@example.com.