October “Cyber Security 101” sessions for faculty, staff and students


Published September 12, 2018

UB’s Information Security Office is partnering with UB Libraries and UBIT to offer "Cyber Security 101" sessions for UB students, staff and faculty during October 2018, which is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. 

For UB faculty/staff: “Cyber Security 101 for Faculty/Staff”

Session #1

  • When: Tuesday, 10/16/2018, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: 310 Silverman Library (North Campus)

Session #2

  • When: Wednesday, 10/17/2018, 12-1 p.m.
  • Where: 130 Abbott Hall (South Campus)

These sessions offer UB faculty and staff the tools needed to protect UB institutional data as well as their personal information, identities and digital devices.

After this session, attendees will:

  • Know the most common tricks and tactics used in cyber attacks
  • Understand the personal and professional consequences of data breaches
  • Have best practices for securing your devices and online presence
  • Be able to distinguish a phishing attempt
  • Be aware of lesser known vehicles for cyber attacks (vishing, smishing etc.)
  • Know what to do if you are the victim of a phishing attack

For students: “Cyber Security 101 for Students”

  • When: Thursday, 10/18/2018, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: 310 Silverman Library

For college students, “putting yourself out there” is part of building an academic and professional career. For that reason, students are a frequent target of cyber attacks attempting to steal their identity, personal information, money and more.

This session is designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to stay safe in a changing digital world. Topics include:

  • The latest techniques criminals use to steal your information
  • Tips for protecting your devices from attacks
  • Best ways to use social media to avoid being a target and damaging future job prospects
  • Things to avoid when making a password

About the presenter

Dr. Catherine J. Ullman is a Senior Information Security Analyst with UB's Information Security Office. With over 20 years’ experience in IT, Dr. Ullman is charged with protecting university data and stays closely abreast of the latest threats from cyber criminals.