Monday, October 19, 2015

National CyberSec Awareness Month is...NOW! (so...?)

Turns out SJSU has a serious commitment to Cyber Security. Has had for awhile:
  • For years, we've been a key partner in a National Science Foundation grant to help fund CyberSec research and education. 
  • Recently, our own MIS professor, Leslie Albert, helped SJSU gain certification as a National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education. 
  • In 2013, the campus CyberSec and Big Data Initiative created a "cluster" of SJSU faculty, including some hired specifically for their expertise in these field, who work together, across colleges and departments, on multi-disciplinary research and teaching.
  • And last month, SJSU was recognized as an Academic Alliance partner during the September Stop.Think.Connect. campaign call with partners from industry, government and academia.
Part of that last one was promoting the (then upcoming) National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and this posting is slightly belated but there's still two week's worth of stuff going on:
  • Week4: October19-23 – Your Evolving Digital Life
  • Week5: October26-30 – Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals
Check out the NCSAM website for all the details. And note the #CyberAward tag you can use to keep updated.

Finally, do check out this excellent brochure from Sam Houston University called "Would You Hire You?" that make some great points about what employers are finding out about you from social media.

Remember, friends don't let friends compute vulnerably!

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