With every step tracked on your smartphone fitness app to the miles driven in your car, your personal data is collected every day.
Internet-connected devices — such as a smartphone, smart tv, car, Bluetooth speaker, security camera, website, and apps — create data profiles that can be used to make inferences about your socioeconomic status, demographic information, and preferences. Even seemingly ordinary information, such as your favorite restaurants or items you purchase online, can be used to make assumptions about you and your habits. This information can be recorded, shared, stored indefinably and even sold.
Join us for Data Privacy Week from Jan. 22-28 to learn ways to protect your data privacy as well as safeguard university data.
This year’s data privacy program, “Keep IT Private,” features Pardis Emami-Naeini, Ph.D, an assistant professor of computer science at Duke University and a Duke Science and Technology Scholar. Emami-Naeini will unlock the ins and outs of “Transparency in Smart Devices” on Friday, Jan. 27 from 10-11 a.m. She will also discuss her research work in designing a privacy label for smart devices.
This year’s cybersecurity program is sponsored by the NC State Office of Information Technology, the NC State Arts Program, Amazon FinTech, CampusGuard and Salesforce.
Data Privacy Week 2023 — Events
|Transparency in Smart Devices — Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m.
Data Privacy Week keynote Pardis Emami-Naeini, Ph.D, an assistant professor of computer science at Duke University and a Duke Science and Technology Scholar, will provide a valuable framework about the journey to data transparency on Friday, Jan. 27 from 10-11 a.m. During her talk, she will share insights and reflections from initiatives including her research work in designing a privacy label for smart devices.
|Data Management Framework: What’s It All About? — Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. & Thursday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m.
Did you know that a Social Security number, driver’s license and date of birth are each classified as a different level of sensitive data at NC State? The university created the Data Management Framework (DMF) to help communicate the different levels of data — green, yellow, red and purple. Guided by industry best practices, Elizabeth Cole-Walker of OIT Security and Compliance will explain why the DMF was created and how it protects you and the university. This learning lab will answer your questions about campus data, technical issues or anything else that may affect your work with sensitive data and how to Keep IT Private!
|Data Security Training
How secure are you? OIT launched the online Data Security Training module for university employees, including student employees, retirees and nopay account holders. The module focuses 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.
- NC State Arts Program tickets
- Wolfpack merchandise