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Cyber security program planned for Dec. 6 in Fabiani Theatre
ANGOLA, Ind. – The Trine University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will host a cyber-security awareness presentation Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in Fabiani Theatre in the University Center on the main campus in Angola. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Assistant professor of computer science Nandan Garg, Ph.D., and Trine students will give tips to leading safe web-based, digital lives. Garg is teaching a computer security course this semester and also is preparing for the university to become active with the National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which occurs each October.
Unlike other businesses and entities, no one is solely responsible for securing the Internet, which means each person has a role in securing cyberspace, whether on a computer at work or a smart phone.
“We face cyber threats individually and collectively every day,” Garg said. “It is important for people to be aware of the information they share and access online.”
He encourages people to stop and think before using the Internet, take time to understand risks and learn how to spot potential problems. Then, he said you can enjoy the Internet, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.
Garg and his students will share vital information about social networking security, password protection, phishing, online scams and e-mail safety through presentations and skits. They also will give a private program on cyber-security to students at Angola Middle School later this month.
For more information about cyber security, contact Garg at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit stopthinkconnect.org.
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