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IT security roundtable Sept. 11: Mac OS X 10.6, Windows 7; infected USB flash drives

September’s edition of the monthly IT security roundtable discussions sponsored by SIRT is scheduled 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Union 213. Topics are:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows 7 issues
    • Why you should delay deployment but start testing now
    • Application compatibility is more than an antivirus issue
    • Why antivirus protection is important, even for Macs
    • When will supported antivirus products be available for each OS?
    • Security features in each OS
  • Dealing with those pesky infected USB flash drives
    • What we’ve seen on campus recently
    • Explanation of Autorun/Autoplay
    • Demonstration of how to disable Autorun/Autoplay

Come join the discussion and share your experiences and knowledge about these new operating system versions and dealing with malware that spreads through USB flash drives.

Harvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer, will give a presentation and facilitate the discussion. As always, the IT security roundtable is sponsored by SIRT and open to anyone.

About Harvard Townsend (harv@ksu.edu)

Chief Information Security Officer