The “Traveling Safely” PowerPoint presentation from the IT security roundtable May 7 has been added to the other presentations available on the IT security roundtable website. Harvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer, offers information that’s also good for those staying home — such as the latest security risks and safety guidelines for using:
- Public kiosks and computers (including libraries)
- USB flash drives
- Internet cafes
- WiFi hot spots
IT crime statistics
Townsend’s presentation noted that ATM fraud is “rampant in Europe” and is also a growing threat in the U.S., with annual loss estimated at $1 billion/year, or $350,000 per day.
Laptop thefts remain a big concern. Six laptops have been stolen on the K-State campus this year (2010), Townsend said. An estimated 16,000 laptops per week are lost or stolen in airports (U.S. and Europe).