National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.
Safeguard Iowa Partnership announced today that it has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, joining a growing global effort to promote online safety awareness. To support the effort, Safeguard Iowa Partnership has launched the following efforts:
- Post daily social media messages to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
- Dedicated a webpage to Cyber Security Resources
- Host three webinars
Join Safeguard Iowa Partnership for the following webinars:
- October 9th: Social Engineering & What Businesses Can Do to Protect Themselves
- Karen Postma, AVP, Fraud Operations and Asset Management for The Members Group, will discuss social engineering, what businesses can look for and steps to take today in order to protect themselves, while also sharing examples of social engineering tactics that could lead to data breaches.
- Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/749611079
- October 23rd: Passwords Under Attack and Two Factor Authorization
- Dr. Jacobson from Iowa State Universities Information Assurance Center will discuss passwords under attack, two factor authorizations and what businesses should be looking for and ways to protect their business and information. He will also inform the viewers of the Information Assurance Center and how businesses can get involved today.
- Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/229167471
- October 30th: Iowa Fusion Center Cyber Crime Component
- The Division of Intelligence & Fusion Center at the Iowa Department of Public Safety will discuss the Fusion Center and the cyber component that is embedded, what programs and resources are available to the business community and how to become involved. A representative from the Division of Criminal Investigation will discuss the process for reporting suspicious cybersecurity incidents and how the DCI proceeds in a criminal investigation effecting a business.