Protect, defend, respond: Cyber Security and Forensics students on how to combat cyber threats

Why would some­one tar­get me?” Austin Kleineschay, pres­i­dent of the Cyber Secu­rity and Foren­sic Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tion (CSFSO), said that’s a com­mon ques­tion about cyber­at­tacks. The mes­sage of CSFSO’s annual inter­net secu­rity work­shop: we are all poten­tial tar­gets for hack­ers and cyber criminals.

The “Think Safe, Be Safe,” work­shop focused on secu­rity prob­lems and pos­si­ble solu­tions. It was held Sat­ur­day, Oct. 28, at the Jason R. Carter Sci­ence Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter. Com­mu­nity mem­bers, stu­dents and fac­ulty attended.

Kleineschay opened the event with a dis­cus­sion of cur­rent inter­net secu­rity threats. He chal­lenged every­one to imag­ine what could hap­pen if a cyber crim­i­nal accessed their pho­tos, emails, pass­words, bank accounts and credit card num­bers. Offend­ers might not even be human, as “bots” can find a computer’s secu­rity weak­nesses, Kleineschay said.

Secu­rity bugs will always exist, humans are fal­li­ble,” said Kleineschay. The threat of viruses, worms, Tro­jans, ran­somware and mal­ware

Read more at: http://themetropolitan.metrostate.edu/issue/2017/11/007/

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Protect, defend, respond: Cyber Security and Forensics students on how to combat cyber threats

Why would some­one tar­get me?” Austin Kleineschay, pres­i­dent of the Cyber Secu­rity and Foren­sic Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tion (CSFSO), said that’s a com­mon ques­tion about cyber­at­tacks. The mes­sage of CSFSO’s annual inter­net secu­rity work­shop: we are all poten­tial tar­gets for hack­ers and cyber criminals.

The “Think Safe, Be Safe,” work­shop focused on secu­rity prob­lems and pos­si­ble solu­tions. It was held Sat­ur­day, Oct. 28, at the Jason R. Carter Sci­ence Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter. Com­mu­nity mem­bers, stu­dents and fac­ulty attended.

Kleineschay opened the event with a dis­cus­sion of cur­rent inter­net secu­rity threats. He chal­lenged every­one to imag­ine what could hap­pen if a cyber crim­i­nal accessed their pho­tos, emails, pass­words, bank accounts and credit card num­bers. Offend­ers might not even be human, as “bots” can find a computer’s secu­rity weak­nesses, Kleineschay said.

Secu­rity bugs will always exist, humans are fal­li­ble,” said Kleineschay. The threat of viruses, worms, Tro­jans, ran­somware and mal­ware

Read more at: http://themetropolitan.metrostate.edu/issue/2017/11/007/

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