Have no fear, cyber safety training is here!

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Published January 7, 2020

by Orly Stein

Cyber security doesn’t have to be scary. And you don’t have to do it alone. Request a personalized security training for you and your team from UB’s Information Security Office.

Contact Dr. Catherine J. Ullman, Senior Information Security Analyst at UB, to design a training to empower yourself and your colleagues with skills and best practices for staying safe online, whether in work or personal life. 

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UBIT Student Ambassador Orly Stein.

Orly Stein (UB Student, Class of 2022) is an Information Technology and Management major from Long Island, NY. In the future, she hopes to get more experience with cyber security and pursue a career in the field. In her free time, Orly enjoys playing soccer, going to SoulCycle with her friends and snowboarding.

You know cyber security is important. But where should you start?

Cyber security should not be a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why Dr. Ullman encourages people to reach out, ask questions and share any concerns you have. She can work with you to build the best possible knowledge and skills for you and your team.

“Whether you want to learn about information security at UB, using social media safely or securing your mobile device,” Dr. Ullman says, “staying safe in one area makes you safer in every area. It’s all on the table, and it all plays a role in a healthy cyber security practice.”

Dr. Ullman can also suggest topics that will be relevant and interesting to your team. In any case, the presentation will be fun and informative.

“Fear is not an effective motivator for many people,” according to Dr. Ullman. “People want to know what’s at stake, but they also want to know that they have options. That’s what our trainings are all about.”

Cyber security matters

Cyber security is as integral to our experience as the technology we use every day.

Just as our technology enables a seamless experience in our personal and work lives, security risks in one area can have an impact in other areas. 

“The best way to reduce the risk of being online is to focus on the human component,” Dr. Ullman says. Some of the most potent risks, according to Dr. Ullman, stem from social engineering tactics (like phishing messages) and simple errors in judgement. 

By learning to accurately assess this risk, and build the practical skills to minimize it, we make ourselves—and, in turn, our friends and colleagues—safer.

Schedule an appointment

To schedule a personalized cyber security training for you or your team, or for questions about cyber security, contact Dr. Catherine J. Ullman by email at cende@buffalo.edu, or by phone at 716-645-6025.

You can learn more about staying safe online at the UBIT website.