Everyone needs to be aware of cyber security to protect their own online privacy.  As you can see in this visualization from information is beautiful, data breaches are increasing in scope and frequency.

Data Breaches Visualization
Data visualization from information is beautiful.

To help inform students at Hofstra, EdTech partnered with the Hofstra Department of Computer Science in hosting the Digital Self Defense event.  On November 8th, Professor Xiang Fu brought together Hofstra students and campus security experts for a mix of information, activities, and prizes.

Ray McClure (Manager of IT Security), Toon-Chien Wong (Associate Technical Director of Systems and Operations), and Carlos Rendon (Systems Security Analyst) explained some of the basics of cyber security and answered questions.

After the presentation, students were invited to earn snacks and prizes by testing their cyber security knowledge at the interactive activity booths.

Digital Self Defense Poster

If you’re interested in learning more, we can schedule a similar event for your club or group.

For Students (Club Event):
You can have a Cybersecurity expert discuss digital self-defense strategies at your next student club meeting!  Contact us at edtech@hofstra.edu to schedule a time for your club!

For Faculty (Snacks & Security Session):
What better time to learn how we can defend our information, our research, and even our finances from cyber-attacks? Choose which security topics you and your colleagues are most eager to learn about and our experts will tailor a presentation for you.  Set up a session here.