Looking Back at the Security Showdown & Security Awareness Month

2016 Security ShowdownAs we wrap up National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we like to reflect on the impact of technology and how it plays such an integral role in our daily lives—everything from paying bills to controlling our TV lineup is managed online. The wealth of information stored online about each one of us is staggering. We highlighted some of these in our weekly emails. We discussed how to spot phishing emails; We looked at how more applications are run from the internet, rather than installed locally and a few key tips for internet safety with those devices; When using social networking, how to define your own security or privacy settings to protect your information by reviewing your security setting periodically. We also released our fall Security Report. Continue reading Looking Back at the Security Showdown & Security Awareness Month

The OIT Security Showdown is Next Week!

I work with Cybersecurity Superheroes!

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we will be hosting our first Security Showdown on Friday, October 21st from 1–3. Join us for tips and tricks, and learn how to better protect yourself and the University. We will offer mini sessions on security topics, raffle off prizes, and much, much more.

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.

OIT Security Showdown Comics Covers
Test 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 a employees computer? Will the Professional Conjecturer be able to reset a password by browsing your social media profiles? Find out next week at the Security Showdown.

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

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.

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

Our HR Fair Winner & Another Chance to Win

Laurene Klassen & Rebecca Sampson, the winner of the OIT/HR Fair Batman Voice Changer Helmet.Thank you to everyone that took the time to stop by our booth at the annual HR Fair. We want to congratulate Rebecca Sampson on taking home the Batman Voice Changer Helmet in our booth raffle. Now, just because you didn’t win the helmet, doesn’t mean you still can’t be a winner.

There are a few days left to enter to win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. To enter, just go to smu.edu/lynda and watch one Lynda.com video tutorial video before the end of business on October 11, 2016. That’s it. We will select one random SMU employee from those viewers. The winner will announce on October 12th.

Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the OIT Security Showdown on October 21, 2016, at 1 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.

Save the Date: OIT Security Showdown

UPDATE: The schedule for the Security Showdown is now available.

I work with Cybersecurity Superheroes!
In conjunction with National Security Awareness Month in October, OIT will be hosting a Security Showdown on Friday, October 21st from 1–3. Join us for tips, tricks, and learn how to better protect yourself and the University. We will offer mini sessions on security topics, prize drawings, and much much more. Continue reading Save the Date: OIT Security Showdown