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IT security roundtable May 6: Traveling Safely

Summertime makes Manhattan seem like a ghost town as K-State students, faculty, and staff hit the roads and airways for distant lands. The potential rewards of personal and professional travel are great, but so are the security risks. Thus, this month’s IT security roundtable will discuss tips on how to travel safely so people can protect themselves from identity theft, financial fraud, and other threats related to information and technology while on vacation.

Join us 9-10 a.m. Friday, May 6, in Hale 501 (Hemisphere Room) to learn about: Continue reading “IT security roundtable May 6: Traveling Safely”

Reminder: Credit card security seminar this Friday (Feb. 11)

K-Staters who handle credit card information should attend this Friday’s IT security roundtable on credit card security if they missed the same seminar given Jan. 14. The Feb. 11 seminar is 9-10 a.m. in Hale 501 (the Hemisphere Room) and presented by Harvard Townsend, K-State’s chief information security officer.

See last week’s IT Tuesday article for more details.

Credit card security seminar to be repeated Feb. 11

Due to popular demand, the IT security roundtable on protecting credit card information will be repeated 9-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Hale 501. This is a repeat of the seminar given Jan. 14 on the Manhattan campus and Feb. 1 on the Salina campus.

The payment card industry (PCI) has rather strict security requirements for any merchant that accepts credit cards for payment. If your department at K-State accepts credit card payments, then you must comply with these data security standards (DSS), for which version 2.0 was recently published.

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State-required IT security training offered Nov. 5

State of Kansas policy now requires that all state employees receive annual training in IT security. K-State is in the final stages of testing and refining an online training course that will meet this requirement and be made available to all faculty, staff, and students by the end of this semester. It covers basic IT security topics everyone needs to know to properly protect K-State information as well as yourself and your colleagues.

If you prefer face-to-face instruction, the same material will be covered in a live training session 9-10 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 5, in Hale 501 (aka the Hemisphere Room). Continue reading “State-required IT security training offered Nov. 5”

IT security roundtable June 4: Risks of social networking

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and MySpace are a fact of life (and for some, obsessions!), especially for the current generation of students at K-State. The reality is if you want to communicate with that generation, you need to  have a presence in social media. The other reality is that hackers/criminals know this is where people spend their time and therefore target these platforms.

Social networks have also permanently altered the privacy landscape on many fronts — the information we post about ourselves, what others post about us, and the information about you that the social networking sites themselves harvest and perhaps share with third parties.

Join us 9-10 a.m. this Friday, June 4, in Union 213 (note that it will only last one hour this time) for a discussion on the security risks of social networking. Continue reading “IT security roundtable June 4: Risks of social networking”

IT Security Roundtable Jan. 15: Help, passwords are driving me crazy!

It’s time once again to change your eID password so what better topic for this month’s IT security roundtable than managing your passwords. For online shopping, social networking sites, games, iTunes, PayPal, travel sites (frequent flyer accounts, Expedia, Orbitz, etc.), online banking (checking, savings, credit cards, loans), news and sports sites, blogs and wikis, cellphone account, home Internet provider, cable/satellite TV, your home computer, your laptop, your office computer, your departmental server, K-State’s eID, personal e-mail, K-State e-mail, flexible spending accounts… the list keeps growing. And all of them require a username and password. It’s enough to drive you crazy!

To help maintain your sanity, join us 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in Union 213 to hear solutions to effectively manage your passwords:

IT Security Roundtable Nov. 6: Trend Micro updates for Windows and Mac OS X computers

This month’s IT security roundtable discussion will cover the new versions of Trend Micro security software that will be deployed next week for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X. The roundtable will be 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Union 213.

The following topics will be covered for both Trend Micro OfficeScan 10 for Windows and Trend Micro Security for Macs 1.5:

  • Features
  • New operating system support (Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6)
  • Why it is important to upgrade as soon as possible
  • Deployment schedule for central IT Trend Micro service
  • What users should expect with the upgrade
  • General availability on K-State’s antivirus website

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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:

“Travel safely” security roundtable rescheduled (again) to May 8

Due to scheduling conflicts and the proximity to Thursday’s IT security training event, the SIRT IT security roundtable on traveling safely scheduled for April 10 has been postponed (again!) to 9-10 a.m. Friday, May 8, in Union 213. This date should work better anyway, since soon thereafter people will embark on their summer travels. Watch InfoTech Tuesday for more details as the date approaches.

IT Security Roundtable Friday, Feb. 13: New malware threats

The next IT security roundtable will be 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in Union 213 on how people are dealing with new malware threats being battled at K-State. This roundtable will be entirely a discussion format with no formal presentation. Join us to share your experiences with, and questions about, dealing with the likes of Antivirus 2009, malicious links in Google search results, and other puzzling infections seen at K-State lately.

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