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Events Mark Data Privacy Month

It’s a new year and a good time to resolve to protect your personal and business information while you’re on the go. The data you access or store on your mobile devices includes some of the most important information in your life, such as your email, bank accounts, Google docs, pictures, videos and Facebook and Twitter accounts. The features that make your data so accessible also make your devices vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Join the experts in OIT, the Office of Information Technology, during Data Privacy Month and learn how to protect your privacy and control your digital footprint while using Google Android and Apple iOS-enabled devices.

Everette Allen of OIT Outreach, Communications and Consulting will present “Mobile Security for iOS Devices” on Thursday, Jan. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in 216 Scott Hall. Come learn how to use a screen lock passcode, encrypt the data on your devices, back up your data, locate a device if it’s lost, scan your devices for malware, and much more.

Other activities scheduled during Data Privacy Month include:

  • Mobile Security Check Points: Do you have mobile security concerns or general computing questions? An OIT trainer is coming to you to arm you with answers. Look for the OIT pop-up banner from noon to 1 p.m. at the following campus locations:
    • Tuesday, Feb. 4, D.H. Hill Library
    • Thursday, Feb. 13, James B. Hunt Jr. Library
  • Security Videos: OIT has a number of videos available to keep you from becoming a hacker’s target. Watch programs on Wi-Fi security, social networking, data protection, PII, passwords, mobile devices, encryption, and more.
  • Mobile Security Tips: OIT is advertising a variety of security tips to promote the privacy of data and safe computing during this month. Look for these tips on campus billboards, the Data Privacy Month 2014 website, the OIT website, and on Twitter @oit_ncsu.
  • Resources: Visit the Data Privacy Month 2014 website to learn more about other privacy protection resources you can use.

Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Month also stresses the “protection of privacy and data as everyone’s priority.”