Event Title

Living in a World of Hackers, Phishing, Scams and SPAM

Location

CC 211

Start Date

4-8-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

4-8-2016 9:30 AM

Description

How do you protect yourself and educate your students on privacy concerns and the lurking dangers of living and learning online? Considered by many the most pervasive danger in modern times is loss of privacy and fraud online and off. If you and your students don’t know of someone who has endured an invasion of privacy or online fraud, you will soon enough. The best defense is knowledge. Among other issues, the session will address the following questions and issues: How do I avoid being the subject of identity theft? What can I do to protect myself from credit card fraud? What should I do if I suspect fraud? Are there online activities that endanger your privacy and your credit? Are there best practices that will help protect your privacy and your credit? How do I recognize SPAM and avoid contributing to the problem? A related issue is the discernment necessary to understand what is real and what is fake online. Judging the authenticity and verifiability of messages and websites will be addressed.

 
Aug 4th, 8:30 AM Aug 4th, 9:30 AM

Living in a World of Hackers, Phishing, Scams and SPAM

CC 211

How do you protect yourself and educate your students on privacy concerns and the lurking dangers of living and learning online? Considered by many the most pervasive danger in modern times is loss of privacy and fraud online and off. If you and your students don’t know of someone who has endured an invasion of privacy or online fraud, you will soon enough. The best defense is knowledge. Among other issues, the session will address the following questions and issues: How do I avoid being the subject of identity theft? What can I do to protect myself from credit card fraud? What should I do if I suspect fraud? Are there online activities that endanger your privacy and your credit? Are there best practices that will help protect your privacy and your credit? How do I recognize SPAM and avoid contributing to the problem? A related issue is the discernment necessary to understand what is real and what is fake online. Judging the authenticity and verifiability of messages and websites will be addressed.