During October and November 2012, CTS hired GreyCastle Security to provide Cyber Security Awareness trainings to all SUNY Oswego faculty, staff and students.
Tyler Wrightson from GreyCastle Security conducted all sessions in a very knowledgeable and engaging style. He covered topics such as using strong passwords, social engineering practices used to obtain usernames and passwords, social media security (such as Facebook), mobile device security, shoulder surfing, physical security and spam and phishing scams. All principles taught could be applied to both work and home situations.
Some anonymous feedback from attendees of the sessions had this to say about Tyler and the training:
“It was very interesting and I learned a little more about my internet security at work as well as at home. I appreciate that I was able to ask questions related to my home use of the internet, not just my business use.”
“He was very interesting and gave excellent info without being too technical.”
“The Castle speaker was so knowledgeable so had great examples of the problems he presented.”
If you missed the training, there are still a couple of options available to you.
- Tyler will be back on campus on January 16th offering two more sessions during Winter BreakOut. They are:
- Session 1, Cyber Security Awareness Training, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9:15-10:15am, CC 202. Register.
- Session 2, Cyber Security Awareness Training, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10:30-11:30am, CC 202. Register.
- GreyCastle allowed CTS to record a session and make it available to campus members only. We have the recording available from the CTS Security page. Note, you will need to sign in with your Laker NetID to access it. You’ll be prompted to do so.
CTS will be following-up the Security Awareness Training with our own session on learning more about the differences between spam and phishing emails and how to accurately report them in Gmail. This will also be offered during Winter BreakOut:
- Session 56, Detecting and Reporting Spam and Phishing Scams with LakerApps Gmail, Thursday, Jan. 24, 11:00-11:20am, CC 202. Register.