October Marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month

George Washington’s Division of Information Technology will hold events to educate the GW community on cyber security threats.

September 28, 2012

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the George Washington Division of Information Technology will host a series of seminars to educate the GW community on the importance of cyber security.

“The Division of Information Technology has long been dedicated to promoting security awareness among our students, faculty, staff and alumni,” said David Steinour, GW chief information officer. “Our division is constantly working to identify and reduce security threats and prevent attacks. Cyber security is a crucial responsibility shared by the entire GW community, and by remaining aware of risks and practicing safe computing, we can all play roles in protecting ourselves, our data and our community from threats.”

Seminar topics and dates include securing mobile devices on Oct. 3; password security on Oct. 10; and protecting data in the “cloud” (outside servers) on Oct. 24.

On Oct. 17, a privacy and identity protection panel will be held featuring Daniel J. Solove, John Marshall Harlan research professor of law; Darrell Darnell, senior associate vice president for safety and security; Danielle Lico, associate dean of students for student administrative services and senior advisor to the dean; Ashwin Narla, president of the Student Association; and Benjamin Fielden, manager of student technology services in the Division of Information Technology. The discussion will be moderated by Dennis Devlin, assistant vice president of information security and compliance services.

Space for each event is limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Click here for more information on locations and speakers. 

For more information on tools and resources or to learn more about services offered by the Division of Information Technology, visit http://IT.gwu.edu. Technology assistance is available through the IT Support Center 24 hours a day.