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Get involved with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

October marks the fifteenth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month
(NCSAM) sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. The goal of NCSAM is to increase the awareness of the cybersecurity landscape and to bring awareness to various strategies we all can use to keep our information protected. It is our shared responsibility to protect ourselves, our colleagues, our family members, and K-State’s valuable information and technology resources.

Information Technology Services is sponsoring various events and activities throughout the month of October including:

  • Conducting presentations/training.
  • Providing sessions for various student clubs on careers in information security and information technology.
  • Sharing tips and best practices via K-State Today and Twitter.
  • Hosting Shred Day.
  • Encouraging the campus to participate by spreading the word of how to stay safe online.
  • Culminating in “Dark Tales from the Net” – a discussion of horror stories about sharing too much information.
  • And more.

On Mon., Oct. 1, ITS will kick off the month with a State of IT Security presentation by Chad Currier, Chief Information Security Officer.


This presentation will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

How can you get involved?

  • Attend events.
  • Follow us on Twitter. Help us spread the word by retweeting using the hashtag #CyberAware.

Free IT security training at K-State-Salina Oct. 21

If you are based on the K-State Salina campus and you weren’t able to attend the IT Security training provided in Manhattan, now’s your chance!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and, as part of the celebration, K-State’s IT security team is hosting a series of events that will help the users at K-State become more secure. One of those events is the Free Cybersecurity Training Event 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the K-State Salina Technology Center.

The event will consist of a welcome and introductory remarks from K-State’s new Chief Information Officer, Ken Stafford, followed by two groups of breakout sessions. The afternoon will wrap up with a Security Round-Robin, which will be your chance to ask the security experts the questions you have about IT security at K-State.

Register for the free security training Oct. 21

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100+ people attended IT security training event

More than 100 K-State faculty/staff and IT personnel from other Regents institutions gathered in the K-State Union Thursday, April 9, for the annual IT security training event. They heard presentations on topics including how to recognize a scam; how to secure a home computer; advanced forensics; best practices for securing computers on campus; web application security; securely deleting files; effective management of Trend Micro OfficeScan; and protecting Social Security numbers. Presentation materials are now available on the event website.

Larry Kettlewell, the chief IT security officer for the State of Kansas, provided context for IT security governance and policies at the state level in his keynote address, while Harvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer, gave an overview of security threats 2007-2009 at K-State and worldwide, plus what’s on the horizon (and told a lot of really bad jokes).

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