Think about the number of places you store your work and private data. You probably store data — like texts, images, audio recordings, videos, and documents — in numerous locations. Many of us, however, only delete data when we have almost reached the storage limit in our online accounts or smart devices, rendering them less efficient.
As service providers like Google and Microsoft implement storage quotas, now is the time to review and reduce your data footprint. Knowing where your data is stored is the first step in protecting it.
During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is partnering with the NC State Department of Computer Science, the ePartners Program, and CISCO to bring you “Tidy Up Your Digital Tracks” to encourage you to review and change how you use and store data at NC State and home.
This year’s virtual keynote event will feature Cyber Strategic Advisor David Stone of Google Cloud who will present “Securing the Internet at the Speed and Scale of Google” on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.
During his keynote, Stone will talk about the threats to the cyber landscape and the actions and tactics that Google uses to secure the internet.
Join this session to glimpse what it takes to secure Google daily and learn what tactics you can apply to protect your information. You will also learn how innovations in AI are helping the defenders leverage the power for good.
As a defender in Google Cloud’s Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Stone innovates game-changing security transformation programs to protect the financial industry. An internationally respected industry thought leader, Stone brings almost 20 years of experience transforming security for Fortune Global 500 companies, including building and securing SWIFT payment systems. He now helps financial services institutions build and maintain secure systems. To register for this event, visit REPORTER.
“Tidy Up Your Digital Tracks” also will feature the following events:
Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 Events
|Securing the Internet at the Speed and Scale of Google – Keynote
Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.
David Stone of Google Cloud will talk online at 1 p.m. about the threats to the cyber landscape and the actions and tactics that Google uses to secure the internet. Join this session to glimpse what it takes to secure Google daily and learn what tactics can be applied to your everyday lives to protect your information. You will also learn how innovations in AI are helping the defenders leverage the power for good. To register for this event, visit REPORTER.
|Be Wise With Your Data
So many times, we provide information to various organizations that we feel compelled to give but is not necessary. It is important to ask why this data is needed and how it will be used. It is just as important that you understand the rules governing data collection and use in both personal and professional settings. Join NC State IT Security Professional Elizabeth Cole-Walker on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. online to learn the best practices to safeguard your information and data entrusted to you. To register for this event, visit REPORTER.
|Data Security Training
How secure are you? OIT will soon launch the online Data Security Training module for university employees, including student employees, retirees and no-pay account holders. The module will focus on cybersecurity awareness topics critical to the university, such as social engineering, two-factor authentication (2FA), data management, and mobile device security. This annual training module is one of many IT resources that can help reduce human error — the leading cause of compromised systems.
|Track Your Digital Footprints
Are you aware of the digital trail you leave behind? In today’s interconnected world, every key press, click or “send” contributes to your digital footprint. But do you truly understand where your data ends up? Whether your data is in a database or the cloud, your data is valuable. Understanding how data is collected, stored and shared is crucial in our interconnected landscape. Join NC State IT Security Professional Douglas Lewis for an enlightening journey to discover the intricate web of data trails you leave behind on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. During these online sessions, you will:
To register, visit REPORTER.
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Special Thanks to Our Program Partners
- NC State Department of Computer Science
- NC State ePartners Program
- NC State Office of Information Technology