OIT Security Showdown Tomorrow!

The Shredder
On Friday, October 21st, we are hosting our first Security Showdown from 1–3 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. Please join us to learn how to better protect yourself and the University. We will offer mini sessions on security topics, games, prizes, and much, much more.

OIT Security Showdown Comics CoversTest your cyber security skills at our interactive booths. How will you fare against our cyber villains? Can you beat the Blue Screen at gaining access to an employee’s computer? Will the Professional Conjecturer be able to reset a password by browsing your social media profiles? Find out tomorrow at the Security Showdown.

Review your IT account security with Duo and the password reset tool, which now offers more secure challenge questions. Stop in and learn about the Top 5 security actions you should take today to protect your SMU data.

1:15 p.m. Protecting Your Identity.
You don’t need superpowers to activate your identity protection. Presented by InfoArmor.
1:45 p.m. The History of Lock Picking.
A look at locking mechanisms, and their evolution through time in the arms race between ‘Keep Out’ vs. ‘Let Me In.’
2:30 p.m. Cyber Security Superheroes Revealed.
We will unmask our campus cybersecurity superheroes in this fun awards ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.

Need your personal documents shredded? We will have secure bins for your personal shredding needs.

Prizes and giveaways include Vacation Days, Campus Dining Pony Certificates, Movie Theater Gift Cards, “I work with Superheroes” T-Shirts, SMU Football Tickets, Tate Lecture Series Tickets, and much more.

I work with Cybersecurity Superheroes!We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Security Showdown.


OIT Security Showdown
October 21, 2016.
1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Hughes-Trigg Ballroom

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.