February is Data Privacy Month!

Posted February 1st, 2016 at 8:10 am.

Bryn Mawr College LITS invites you to don your party hats and join us in celebrating Data Privacy Month, an annual effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. LITS will be sponsoring a number of fun and educational Data Privacy/Information Security-related initiatives throughout the month, as we continue to encourage all community members to become informed on how to safeguard your data, make good security decisions, and to understand the implications of bad (and good!) security practices.

Learn more about the initiatives below!

  • Phishing Awareness: Think you have what it takes to avoid getting hooked by a cyber-criminal? On Monday, February 15th, LITS will launch an interactive phishing simulation geared towards teaching helpful tips for spotting tricky phishing emails before they can cause you, your friends, or BMC any harm. Safely navigate the virtual inbox and be entered for a chance to win $20 in CampusCash. More details to follow!
  • Securing the Human Information Security Awareness Education Program:  If you haven’t done so yet, Data Privacy Month is the perfect time to complete Securing the Human. This nationally recognized program stresses the importance of preparation around the most common InfoSec pitfalls and offers practical tips and strategies for being a responsible citizen in the internet age.The program consists of viewing seven short videos based on InfoSec topics relevant to the Bryn Mawr community, and completing a self-assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions based on the content of the videos as well as feedback questions. Read more here: http://lits.blogs.brynmawr.edu/5636

    • Attention students! Win a pizza party for your dorm! The dorm team with the highest percentage of completion of Securing the Human will win a pizza party during the last week of classes in April 2016 (week of 4/25). As of today, Team Brecon and Pembroke West leads! For more details: http://lits.blogs.brynmawr.edu/5656
  • Learning via Social Media: During Data Privacy Month, the BrynMawrLITS Facebook and Twitter accounts will be posting Data Privacy/Information Security-related tips and resources.

 

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