October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Protect Princeton logoJoin the Information Security Office (ISO) in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Throughout October, we will repeat some of our most popular training sessions of 2017. There will also be opportunities to learn about cyber security on this webpage, on our Facebook page (facebook.com/PrincetonISO), and through resources available at our Cyber Security Information Tables on campus. Remember to Protect Yourself - Protect Princeton by guarding your information and staying safe online. We look forward to seeing you!


Schedule of Events


Cyber Security Information Table 

We know that cyber security can be a scary topic, but the Information Security Office (ISO) is here to help. Grab lunch at the Frist Campus Center, then stop by our table on Level B (outside of MPRs) to meet with ISO staff members and collect resources about staying safe online.  

Wednesday, October 4
11 AM-2 PM

Thursday, October 5
11 AM-2 PM

Wednesday, October 11
10 AM-1 PM

Wednesday, October 25
10 AM-2 PM

Level B (outside of MPRs)
Frist Campus Center

Note: Additional date added below!
Visit us at the Lyman Spitzer Building at PPPL on:

Thursday, October 26
10 AM-2 PM

Materials at our table include: Tips for Safe Online Shopping, Tips for Parents on Raising Privacy-Savvy Kids, Privacy Tips for Using Public Computers and Wireless Networks, Safety Tips for Mobile Devices, Safe Computing booklet, and Phishing: Don't Take the Bait.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE OPEN TO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS. Please visit the Learn Center to register. Students can register by emailing tschaufl@princeton.edu.

Identity Theft - It Could Happen to You

The threat of identity theft is real, and it can take months or years to recover once you become a victim. Recent statistics show that each year approximately 15 million U.S. residents have their identities used fraudulently. In addition, nearly 100 million Americans have their personal information placed at risk of theft each year when records in databases are lost, stolen, or accessed by unauthorized individuals. Join us to learn tips to help prevent ID theft, as well as what to do to prepare and respond if you are a victim. 

Friday, October 6
3:05-3:50 PM
Frist Campus Center

Passwords & Beyond – Using Two-Factor Authentication on Your Personal Accounts - Cancelled*

*Please note that this class has been cancelled (originally scheduled for October 13). 

Security Tips for Personal Devices

Who secures the many devices you use at home?  Your personal smartphones, laptops, gaming devices, as well as many TVs and printers, all connect to the internet. As the “internet of things” expands in your house, you need to protect those devices and the gateway that connect your smarthome to who-knows-what on the internet. Join us to learn the simple tips to secure your devices at home.

Wednesday, October 18
11:05-11:50 AM
Frist Campus Center

The Internet of Things

Just like the terms Wi-Fi and cloud before it, the “internet of things” (or IoT) is becoming a phrase that we all need to deal with. This talk will provide some background on the IoT, what is in place now, where it could be heading, and why we all need to be aware of it.

Monday, October 30
2:05-2:50 PM
Frist Campus Center