Cyber Security Personal and Home Awareness Workshop

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Cyber Security Personal and Home Awareness Workshop

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Belanich Engineering Center (Loma Hall), Cymer Ideation Space

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Are you the next cyber victim? Join the University of San Diego Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology's workshop to ensure your personal and home cyber security plan is up to date!

Here at USD, our ITS department works hard to ensure our work computers and electronic devices are safe from cyber attacks. However, as soon as you leave campus and head home to your personal home computers, tablets and smart phones, you have to still keep up that same diligence so your personal data is not stolen.

Even if computers were made to be perfectly secure (they are not) and internet companies maintained perfect security (they do not), each of us would still be responsible for following "secure" computer practices to protect ourselves as much as we can. In today's world, it's not "if I am involved in a data breach" but rather "when I'm involved in a data breach." Knowing how to mitigate and prevent damage is only possible if securing your devices is done properly. The University of San Diego Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology will explain some of the basic good computing practices that everyone should know for their home devices.

The Cyber Security Workshop Includes:

  • How to keep your computer and phone as secure as possible
  • Correct use of passwords and other authentication methods
  • Ways to identify phishing emails and other scams
  • Easy ways to backup your data ... and more

Mark Heckman, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, USD School of Engineering, teaches in the USD Cyber Security program and has worked in the field of information security for over 30 years as an engineer, researcher, practitioner and educator. His wide-ranging career has spanned many areas of information security, including research and development of very high-assurance, multi-level secure systems for use in government and the military, research and development of intrusion detection and security event management systems, and general IT security and compliance for commercial organizations in the financial and health industries. Heckman earned his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science at the University of California, Davis and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is currently a Professor of Practice and teaches in the Cyber Security Engineering and Technology program at the University of San Diego.

Dr. Heckman will offer you invaluable cyber information to begin using right away, so please join us during your lunch break to celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month and hopefully ensure you are not the next cyber victim.  

Bring your own brown bag lunch. Cookies and refreshments will be provided. 

Please RSVP to by Oct. 24. 

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5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110