Protect the Pack: Be a Cyber Hero

The power lies within you to become a cyber hero. 

You might not fly or possess supernatural abilities, but you can impact lives, fight cybercrimes and make the environment around you — including NC State — a safer place.

Your journey starts with the appropriate training and tools. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will co-sponsorProtect the Pack: Be a Cyber Hero.” This event will provide you with the necessary skills to protect yourself and the university against dark cyber forces that try to trick you into providing sensitive data that can be used to cause immeasurable harm to you and others. 

Join us for the following cybersecurity activities to learn how to don a strong armour of defense and become the cyber hero you were meant to be! Light refreshments will be served, and you will have the opportunity to win great prizes.

Cyber Hero Events

iOS Mobile Device Security (Slide Presentation)
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 3285, Talley Student Union
At their core, Apple mobile devices are generally designed with the best security available, but there are simple security measures you must enable to protect your personal and valuable data. OIT’s Apple Support Specialist Everette Allen will show you how to use a screen lock passcode, encrypt and back up your data, locate your device if it’s lost, and much more. To register, visit REPORTER.
Android Mobile Device Security  (Slide Presentation)
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 3285, Talley Student Union
Do you know if your Android is really secure? Have you implemented the right security measures? No worries. Daniel Sink of OIT Security and Compliance will take you through step-by-step recommendations — and requirements if you have a university-owned device — to secure your Android devices. You’ll leave this session with a secure mindset. To register, visit REPORTER.
Origin Stories: Rise of the Cyber Pack (Slide Presentation)
Wednesday, Oct. 30

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Talley Student Union Coastal Ballroom
Come to this special event to hear how ordinary individuals, like yourself, have joined the forces of good against cybercriminals to become cyber heroes in their own right. Join host Gina Yacone of Agio with leading security experts Priya Gandhi of Fidelity Investments, Eric Olson of Microsoft, Susan Paskey of DC919, and Shelley Westman of EY for a storytelling event from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. followed by a networking opportunity. These professional hackers, cybersecurity enthusiasts and artificial intelligence pros will tell you what cause ignited their career path, how they are fighting the good fight against the latest cybersecurity threats and how you can do the same. Complimentary appetizers will be provided by CDW-G, the NC State ePartners Program and Red Hat. Beverages from NC State Brewery will also be provided by CDW-G. To register, visit REPORTER.
Stay Safe Online: A Cybergame
When you run with the Pack, you run hard and smart! In this cybergame, you’ll match a pair of virtual cards to find tips that will teach you how to stay safe online!
To play, visit Stay Safe Online: A Cybergame.

Sponsors & Prizes

  • Event Sponsors
    • Bank of America
    • NC State ePartners Program
    • NC State Department of Computer Science
    • NC State Engineering Foundation
    • Oracle
    • CDW-G
    • Red Hat
  • Prizes
  • Dell curved monitor, provided by Dell
  • Apple Watch, provided by AuriStor
  • Apple Airpods, CDW-G
  • Three one-day class vouchers, NC State Office of Professional Development
  • Security keys, notebook, and pen, provided by NC State Bookstores
  • Tumbler, provided by NC State Trademark Licensing