Category Archives: Higher Education

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Digital Self Defense for Incoming Students at RIT Presentation

Category:Higher Education,Information Security,Infosec Communicator,Internet Safety,Presentations,Privacy,Risk,Social Networking Tags : 

We had a great time presenting to our 2800-person incoming class at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Here’s the YouTube video of the five presentations (Hannah Morgan, Dawn Soufleris, Nick Francesco, Jon Maurer, and Ben Woelk) aptly emcee’d by Chris Tarantino.

Click on the screenshot to watch the show!

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A Lightning Fast Introduction to Digital Self Defense

Category:Higher Education,Information Security,Infosec Communicator,Uncategorized Tags : 

Each year at the Rochester Institute of Technology we introduce the concepts of Digital Self Defense to incoming students. We’ve tried a variety of presentation types and venues, ranging from several sets of co-presenters talking with “smaller” groups of students to one presenter in front of the 2000+ students at our Gordon Field House.

We kicked off our activities this year at New Student Move-in Day with our table of resource materials and a guest appearance by Phishy. Phishy provides a visual reminder for students to watch out for phishing attempts. Quite a few students posed with Phishy for photos.

Our New Student Orientation activities will conclude on Saturday, Sept 1, as we deliver a series of Lightning Talks on the subject of Digital Self Defense. We’ll cover online reputation management, safer social networking, avoiding online identity theft, security requirements at RIT, and illegal file sharing.

Because we’ll have captionists and ASL (American Sign Language)  interpreters, we’ve added 3 seconds to each slide. As in other Lightning Talks, the slides will advance automatically, every 18 seconds. I’m the only one of the presenters who’s done a Lightning Talk, and I’m looking forward to seeing how each presenter deals with the challenge of a very large (~2500) audience and a slide deck they don’t control.

Five presenters. Five different styles. Huge audience. Should be interesting.

Watch for my followup post!

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Engage! Creating a Meaningful Security Awareness Program (Updated)

Category:EDUCAUSE,Higher Education,Information Security,Infosec Communicator,Presentations,Social Networking Tags : 
7/12/12 Updated with seminar slides!
View more PowerPoint from Ben Woelk

This may start quite the discussion, but it’s a viable argument that good Information Security practices are primarily about people, not technology.

Do you need help creating a security awareness program? Would you like to use social media to engage your audience?Would you like to integrate video or podcasts? Do you know how to best participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month or Data Privacy Day?

Cherry Delaney (Purdue University) and Ben Woelk (Rochester Institute of Technology) presented a 3½ hour seminar at the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals/IT Enterprise Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on Thursday afternoon, May 17th.

The seminar is designed for security managers, CIOs, CISOs, ISO, and IT Communications professionals. (There is an additional fee.)

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COMMENTS:

  • I don’t know how this presentation could be better. The content and presentation was very helpful for me. Maybe in another year or two I might have some hind-sight. It was nice to have them provide the structure and the abstract. it was also very beneficial to hear about measuring the effectiveness of this process is hit-or-miss so I know what to expect.
  • The formal training part was more helpful than I anticipated. Sometimes I think i know more than I do!

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