National Cyber Security Awareness Month event announced

Author: Lenette Votava

Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Information Security division of the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is hosting an informational event celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month. It will be held on Wednesday (Oct. 27) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the McKenna Hall auditorium.

“This is the first time a day-long event focused on cyber security has been featured at Notre Dame,” said Ron Kraemer, Notre Dame’s vice president and chief information officer. “Cyber security requires constant vigilance from all of us. By working together, we can help ensure that our campus safeguards the information entrusted to us, and delivers high quality services to our faculty, students, staff, and friends of Notre Dame.”

A variety of technical and consumer-oriented topics will be covered throughout the day, with discussions from experts in information security, risk management, technology and mobile devices. The speakers represent a variety of prominent international and regional organizations, including Microsoft, Top Layer Security, McAfee, Notre Dame and the St. Joseph County Police Department.

Participants also will be able to meet with representatives from Sprint, Dell, Apple, Notre Dame Security Police, and the OIT Information Security division at the vendor tables outside the auditorium.

“This event has something for everyone in the community,” said David Seidl, information security team lead at Notre Dame. “Topics range from technical security talks to Internet security for parents and a how-to session on smartphone security so you can leave that session with a secure phone.”

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a national annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems. It is spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance. The 2010 theme is “Our Shared Responsibility,” which reinforces the fact that the Internet is a shared resource and securing it is our shared responsibility.

Contact: Lenette Votava, internal marketing and communications, OIT, 574-631-6548,