Taking Steps to Protect Your Information Online

You go about your day, visiting website after website, without giving much thought about the information you are putting out there or leaving behind. All of that activity begs the question: How often do you think about cyber security?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a collaborative effort between the government and the information technology industry to ensure people have the resources they need to stay safe online.

The Ohio State University’s Enterprise Security team is constantly thinking about cyber security and how to best keep students, faculty and staff secure in the digital information age. To keep IT professionals current in this ever-evolving field, the university will host the 2016 Cyber Security Day on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Ohio Union.

This day-long event will bring the latest information and training to the Ohio State IT community. Some cyber security “heavy hitters” scheduled to present include:

  • Paula Januszkiewicz, trainer and Microsoft Security trusted advisor
  • Kevin Johnson, CEO of Secure Ideas
  • Robert Warfel, special agent for FBI Cyber Security

Additionally, there will be breakout roundtable sessions on a variety of topics, including compliance, vulnerability management, and mobile device security.

Cyber Security Day is open to all employees from Ohio State and the Wexner Medical Center. Students and external guests who would like to attend can submit a request to register. All registration information and the full schedule can be found on the Cyber Security Day website

The information age has made it easy to share knowledge with people around the world, but we have of be mindful of what information is shared. Everyone has a role to play in cyber security, and you can take steps to securing your digital footprint and joining Ohio State’s Enterprise Security team in protecting information online.