October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online while increasing the resilience of the nation against cyber threats.Information Technology Services is hosting a variety of events throughout the month aimed at raising awareness of the importance of cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity Escape Room Challenge! Secure It.
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. | 315 MBSC (Redick Room)
Monday, Oct. 21, 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. | 110C EAB
Do like puzzles? Do you like escape rooms? Then get a team of 4 people together and do the free cybersecurity escape room challenge! Do you have what it takes to escape Rival University’s campus after a stunning Mavs victory? This escape room challenge will teach you a little about Two-Factor, website security and WiFi security while having fun solving puzzles to find the safe way home. Sign your team up at training.unl.edu.
Lightening Talks - Own It. Secure It. Protect It.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 11 A.M. - Noon | 224 MBSCJoin us for five discussions around Security and Identity. Topics include security policies, email security, Two-Factor Authentication, common security threats, and endpoint security. Participants will spend 10 minutes at each table discussion, rotating through the room. In 50 minutes, participants will hear about all five topics. Free and open to the public
CISCO Threat Hunting Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1 P.M. - 5 P.M. | 132D CPACSThis free event is being offered by CISCO. In this unique lab, attendees will have hands-on interaction with the latest tools to hone their cybersecurity expertise. During the labs, attendees will get to work with an advanced set of automated, integrated cybersecurity technologies they have likely never been exposed to, or at least not on this scale. They will also see popular hacking tools in action and gain experience defending critical data. At the end of this event, the attendees will be familiar with the latest defense techniques and technologies to fight various cyber threats. These labs build upon one another, so the full 4-hour time commitment is necessary. Prior experience working with CISCO devices is helpful, but not necessary. Open to Computer Science or Cybersecurity students or faculty, and ITS staff with advanced technical knowledge. A laptop is required. Register at training.unl.edu.
CISCO Cyber Defense Clinic. Secure It. Protect It
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. | 132D CPACS
Join Cheryl O’Dell, incident response manager for Information Technology Services, in completing labs to help learn about cyber defense. There will be a CISCO subject matter expert on location on each campus. This clinic is open to anyone of any technical level. Come to all or part of it. A laptop is required. Register at training.unl.edu.
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