Past Events

Throughout the year, Information Security hosts a number of speakers, presentations, and events. Here you will find all of the information pertaining to past Information Security Events including event dates, locations, and materials.

Events in 2014

  • Cyber Self-Defense – May 22, 2014 – 2:00 pm

NCSAM Event – October 22, 2013 – 1:00pm

Event Details

As part of October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, UF’s Information Security Office has planned an afternoon of helpful presentations designed to raise cyber-security awareness across campus. Protect yourself and the university!

Event Materials


Events in 2012

  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Human Resources, June 25th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Derrius MarlinThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.

 


Events in 2011

  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Human Resources, September 29, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Derrius MarlinThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Human Resources, June 21, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Derrius MarlinThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.

 


Events in 2010

  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Human Resources, March 3, 9:00am – 11:00am, Derrius MarlinThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Human Resources, September 23, 10:00am – Noon, Derrius MarlinThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Human Resources, June 24, 1:30 – 3:30pm, John SawyerThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Libraries, May 12, 10:00 – 12:00am, John SawyerThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]   [online video]Health Science Center, April 27, 2:00 – 4:00pm, John SawyerThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Health Science Center, April 26, 2:00 – 4:00pm, John SawyerThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Human Resources, April 23, 1:30 – 3:30pm, John SawyerThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]Human Resources, March 23, 1:30 – 3:30pm, John SawyerThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.

 


Events in 2009

  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]September 14, 1:30 – 3:30pm, John SawyerThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.
  • Cyber Self-Defense Class    [slides]   [handout]March 23, 1:30 – 3:30pm, John SawyerThis session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.

 


Events in 2008

    • Cyber Self-Defense Class   [slides]   [handout]
      July 14th, 1:30 – 3:30pm, Derrius Marlin
      This session is designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, malware threats, e-mail safety, choosing a good password, encrypting and backing up files, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal computers.

 

  • Peer2Peer: New UF IT Security Policies Announced 
    Date and time changed! To Be AnnouncedKathy Bergsma, UF’s IT Security Manager, will be discussing UF’s new IT Security Policies. New time and date to be announced soon!
  • Achilles Training Sessions Scheduled for March, April and May 2008
    March 2008: 19th & 21st; April 2008: 14th & 16th; May 2008 TBDUF will soon implement a significant update to the IT risk assessment standard. The new standard requires all units to perform a comprehensive risk assessment at least once every five years. The Office of Information Security Management has created a Web-based tool named “Achilles” to help units conduct risk assessments. The next series of hands-on Achilles training will be offered in the CITT computer training lab (2215 Turlington Hall) in March, April and May. You will learn how to use Achilles to help build risk profiles and how to develop a mitigation strategy from the risk profiles. After completing the course, you should be able to manage an IT risk assessment for your unit.
    View the workshop slides here.
  • Course on Handling Private Data Presented at Human Resources 
    March 6, 2008, 9 am to 10:30 am; June 9, 2008 Time TBDKathy Bergsma will be offering a class, “Cyber Protection of UF Restricted Data” at the HRS Building, 903 West University Ave, Room 120. See theHuman Resource Services Spring 2008 Course Schedule to register.The University of Florida is obligated to protect private data. Failure to protect private data impacts UF liability, reputation, and costs. This introductory course will explain the do’s and don’ts of using private data on computers. Attendees will learn when to use encryption. Proper methods for disposal of private data will be taught. You will learn what to do in the event of a private data exposure. Important contacts regarding private data will be presented and technical resources for data protection will be discussed.
    View the slides for this class here.

 


Events in 2007

 

    • C-SAFE: Cyber Security Awareness for Everyone
      April 24, 2007

      • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and SecureFlorida.org are bringing a free, one-day seminar on safe computing practices to the University of Florida Reitz Union Auditorium in Gainesville. C-SAFE: Cyber-Security Awareness for Everyone is hosted by the UF IT Security Team as part of their goal to raise security awareness at UF and in the Gainesville community.

 

  • Free Your PC
    October 9th & 10th 2007

    • This event is primarily hosted by the University of Florida’s student organization, Florida Free Culture (FFC). The IT Security Team, the UF Help Desk and Student Government participate. FFC promotes the use of free and open source software. During the FYPC event software, music, and games are distributed to students while their laptops cleaned of viruses and spyware.

 

  • Lightning Talk
    3 Sessions; Oct. 2nd, Oct. 16th, Oct. 30; 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.; J. Wayne Reitz Union

    • In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month the UF IT Security team is hosting a series of three “Lightning Talk” sessions scheduled for October 2, 16, and 30. Two-time DefCon War Gamez champions John Sawyer and Jordan Wiens will welcome any and all interested IT professionals to round-table discussions on System Hardening (Oct. 2), Encryption (Oct. 16) and Centralized Log Management (Oct. 30).
      For more information see http://infosec.ufl.edu/events/2005-lightning.shtml

 

  • Cyber Self-Defense Class
    October 23rd, 1:30 – 3:30pm

    • Designed to raise awareness of faculty and staff on topics including safe Web browsing, principle of least privilege, encrypting and backing up files, e-mail safety, and wireless security. The class is very interactive with discussion topics that get the participants thinking about how to protect their personal and work computers both at home and the office.

 


Events in 2006

    • Information Technology Security Awareness Day
      November 8, 2006

      • ITSA Day is an annual event held for IT workers and the community. Security experts from around the world gather to present on and discuss current information security topics. Don’t miss out!

 

    • DEFCON CTF Winners Reception
      September 5, 2006

      • The University of Florida Information Technology Security Team invites you to celebrate with us as we honor two of our team members for their impressive victory at the world’s largest annual hacking competition.

 

    • C-SAFE Seminar
      March 1, 2006

      • The Cyber Security Awareness for Everyone Seminar is a day-long event presented by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to raise awareness of various Internet crimes and to teach citizens and businesses how to protect themselves from these dangers.

 

  • Free Your PC
    January 23-24, 2006

    • This event is primarily hosted by the University of Florida’s student organization, Florida Free Culture (FFC). The IT Security Team, the UF Help Desk and Student Government participate. FFC promotes the use of free and open source software. During the FYPC event software, music, and games are distributed to students while their laptops cleaned of viruses and spyware.

Events in 2005

    • Incident Response Workshop
      December 14, 2005

      • This workshop, which proceeds the June IR Workshop, teaches about the changes to the UF IT Security Incident Reponse Rpoeduces, Standards and Guidelines which were recently implemented by Dr. Marc Hoit, UF VP for Information Technology.

 

  • IT Security Awareness Video Contest
    Deadline Extended until: November 18, 2005

    • The UF IT Security Team is helping Educause promote an IT Security Awareness Video contest.  This page contains rules and specifications for the contest.
  • ITSA Day
    October 12, 2005

      • ITSA Day is presented to teach faculty, staff and students the appropriate measures on safe computing. This link will be updated periodically.
  • Incident Response Workshop
    June 21, 2005

    • This workshop is presented to inform UF IT workers about incident response procedures and Florida’s new privacy law regarding personal information.
  • Security Policy Workshop
    April 19, 2005.

    • The UF IT Security Team presented a security policy workshop that outlined and explained the new security policies that apply to all UF departments.
  • Identity Theft Session
    March 11, 2005.

    • This session focused on how to protect your good name, how to spot a scam and how the Internet plays a roll in identity theft.