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Spreading Cybersecurity Awareness at UB Campus Events

Representatives from UB's Information Security Office--along with Shark Girl--visit UB events to spread the work about cyber security.

By Joe Ferguson

Published April 26, 2017

Joe Ferguson (UB Student, Class of 2019) was born in Sacramento, CA, but currently lives in Lockport, NY. He is studying Marketing/Public Relations and Communications. He hopes to get a job in as a marketing person or PR agent for a California-based company when he graduates.

UB’s Information Security Office works to inform the UB community on how to best keep themselves and their information safe online.

Their presence at several recent UB events—including Wellness Day on April 27, 2017—encourages everyone to see online security as a crucial component of daily life.

Wellness Day - April 27th

The Information Security Office attended UB Wellness Day on April 27, 2017. The event was an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to learn about safe online behavior, as well as win prizes and other giveaways.

There was also a presentation for Take Your Kids to Work Day on the same day.

Business Day - March 7th

On March 7, 2017, the Information Security Office attended UB Business Day and stressed ways to stay safe digitally.

Records Management Officer Brian Hines and Senior Information Security Analyst Dr. Catherine J. Ullman gave a presentation covering the risk of using mobile devices for work at UB. Afterwards, attendees stopped by a table to security-related questions for prizes, such as a deck of cards or a shark-shaped stress reliever. They also provided handouts about creating a secure passphrase and staying safe on social networking sites.

At the end of the day, Shark Girl made a brief appearance.