Tech Tip | October is National Information Security Awareness Month
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013 18:10
Miami is again hosting events this year to acknowledge Information Security Awareness month. Events take place on the Oxford campus on Monday & Tuesday, October 21-22. All presentations will take place on Tuesday in the Shriver Center Multipurpose Room A.
The first presentation will be at 1:30 pm and will be delivered by Susan Brenner, a Professor and the Samuel A. McCray Chair in Law at the University of Dayton School of Law. Her presentation, “4th Amendment and Computer Searches: Selected Issues” will focus on the difficult privacy and technology issues courts are currently dealing with. Professor Brenner has spoken at numerous events, including Interpol Cybercrime Conferences, the Middle East IT Security Conference, the American Bar Association’s National Cybercrime Conference and the Yale Law School Conference on Cybercrime.
FBI Forensic Examiner Douglas Roden of the Miami Valley Regional Computer Forensics Lab will deliver the other main address for this year’s event. His presentation, “Mobile Security Reanalyzed & Cyber Threat Trends” will take place at 2:45 pm. This briefing will review the core components of today’s smartphones and discuss the mobile cyber threat trends. What is the latest mobile malware? How can you detect and eliminate it? Is the mobile wallet safe to use? Can and should the geolocation function be disabled? What are the dangers of near-field communications? Is the mobile device browser safe to use? Is the SnapChat app the future of messaging? How has the Facebook phone changed the landscape of social media interaction? Bring your questions (and your phones) for an entertaining discussion on mobile security in the context of the recent cyber threats.
There will be an information booth set up in the King Café on Monday, October 21 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, and again on Tuesday, October 22 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Shriver Food Court.
For more information, and a complete schedule of Security Awareness events on all three campuses, visit MiamiOH.edu/SecureIT.