Information Security Week 2019 programme announced

You can now book free places on a series of workshops being organised as part of the University’s second annual Information Security Week.

Sign up for a host of free events during Information Security Week 2019

Information Security Week 2019 programme announced. October 2019

Presentations, online resources, daily quizzes and fun events (where you can win prizes) are being held for staff and students between Monday 21 and Friday 25 October.

All the activities are designed to raise awareness about information security issues and provide advice to help you keep your data and devices secure.

As well as information about protecting University data, Santander will be visiting campus to offer advice.

You can also sign up to our pledge and enter a free draw to win great prizes, including a Microsoft Surface Go.

Among the workshop highlights are:

Won’t get fooled again (Monday 21 October)

Worried about phishing? This free presentation by industry experts and the University's IT Assurance team will look at the effects of phishing and cybercrime at a national and global level, what the University is doing to protect you and how you can protect yourself. Open to all staff and students.

Three sessions will be run during the day:

  • 10-11am, Riley Smith, Leeds University Union, breakfast included – book online
  • noon to 1pm, Riley Smith, Leeds University Union, light refreshments included – book online; and
  • 2.30pm, CSB lecture theatre, St James’s Hospital – no booking required.

Cybercrime Kingpins: the organisation of big data crime online (3-4pm, Tuesday 22 October)

Who are the Cybercrime Kingpins? Your data is valuable, and an industry has sprung up creating new markets for licit and illicit sales of ‘big data’ and encouraging data breaches, but the breaches themselves are also creating new financial and moral economies around them. Perhaps more importantly, when sold on, the big data stolen from data breaches upstream is causing many more ‘big crimes’ downstream, such as frauds and scams etc. In this presentation, David Wall, Professor of Criminology in the School of Law at Leeds, will look at the criminals behind cybercrime and how they operate.

Roger Stevens LT 14 – book online.

Information Security Week 2019 programme announced. October 2019Attend the Santander workshop, will look at some of the common scams and how to avoid them 

Scam avoidance workshop (10-11am, Wednesday 23 October)

We all spend a lot of time online, and trust banks and shops with our personal data. But how do you keep safe and avoid scams? Attend this workshop where Kiren Sirha, from Santander, will look at some of the common scams and how to avoid them. Open to all staff and students.

Riley Smith, Leeds University Union – book online.

Security Snakes and Ladders (9.30am to noon, Friday 25 October)

If you know what makes a strong password and are confident you could spot a phish, come along and climb the security ladders and avoid the scamming snakes to win reusable cups or aluminium water bottles.

Leeds University Union – no booking required.

Information Security Week 2019 programme announced. October 2019

Managing data – an introduction for University staff (10-11am, Friday 25 October)

This session will look at what we mean by data, how the University classifies it and where you should store it. We will look at how to securely store and share data on OneDrive and Teams and have a Q&A session for any queries about storing your data. The session is open to all colleagues and may be of particular interest to administrative staff.

Worsley Dental Lecture Theatre – book online.

Drop-in session (11am to noon, Friday 25 October)

Members of the IT team will be on hand to help with any queries about using OneDrive or Microsoft Teams, or any other data-related questions.

Worsley Dental Lecture Theatre – no booking required.

See the IT website or follow the team on Twitter for the latest details. 

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