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Information Technology Awareness Wayne Donald IT Security Officer Why Education and Awareness There is a mentality that there’s nothing important on the machine There is a misconception that technology alone can solve the security problems

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information technology awareness
Information TechnologyAwareness

Wayne Donald

IT Security Officer

why education and awareness
Why Education and Awareness
  • There is a mentality that there’s nothing important on the machine
  • There is a misconception that technology alone can solve the security problems
  • There is an increase in “social engineering” - deceptive practices to obtain information
  • There is a need to recognize internal threats as well as the external threats
education and awareness
Education and Awareness
  • Create an awareness among our user community
  • Change beliefs, attitudes, and the behavior of users
  • The central support organization needs to hear from users
it security office
IT Security Office

Typical Mission Statement:

……to provide technology tools, education, awareness, and guidance necessary for the agency to work towards a safe and secure technology environment for teaching and learning, research, outreach, and the conduct of university business.

it security office5
IT Security Office
  • Ensure educational and promotional programs
  • Provide technology tools
  • Maintain a central web site
  • Work closely with other support offices
  • Evaluate policies and procedures
  • Coordinate BIA/RA process
  • Coordinate Business Recovery Plans
security awareness program
Security Awareness Program
  • Implement a regular backup routine
  • Consider physical security a priority
  • Install anti-virus software for protection
  • Know the web sites you utilize
  • Select a password that ensures privacy
  • Be aware of email exposures and danger
security web site
Security Web Site
  • Site at VA Scan Security WWW site
  • Four main sections:
    • Know The Rules
    • Play It Safe
    • Lock It Down
    • Go To Class
  • Daily security updates and news
  • Reference to security organizations
what s in the future
What’s In The Future
  • Expand the security programs and offerings
  • Continue with awareness and education
  • New and improved system and security tools
  • Review policies and procedures
  • Improve offerings on the security web site
  • Seek input from our user community

SECURITY IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS