This month, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we are encouraged to take responsibility for protecting our computers and computing infrastructure.
As the technology of software and the Internet changes at a rapid pace, so do the forms of attack that exploit this technology. One way that you, as a member of MIT, can do your part and keep up with the latest threats, is by taking a refresher course on computer or data security.
Securing the Human is a 5-part online course that is now available through the MIT Learning Center. The topics covered include how to prevent a phishing scam, protecting your password, and why we should be encrypting sensitive data.
In support of NCSAM, the IT Security Support & Services team will be giving prizes to the top 3 students of the Securing the Human course. There’s no need to register for the contest. Whether you are MIT faculty, staff or student, simply take one, a few, or all five parts of the Securing the Human course before November 4, 2013. Those who have viewed the courses prior to this announcement will also be included in the drawing.
Each of the 5 course modules is approximately 20 minutes. We will select from the users who have logged the most minutes by November 4, 2013 at 12 noon. The awards: 1st prize: $75, 2nd prize: $50 and 3rd prize: $25.
Thank you for participating in this prize giveaway and please stay safe out there!
Further course information and access to the courses is available here. An MIT certificate is required to access the courses.