“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
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