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Wednesday, July 31 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Information Security 101- Protecting Yourself from Cyber Pirates

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Today the threat of cyber attacks are more real than ever, these attacks range from complicated and highly organized attacks on serious security vulnerabilities all the way down to simply digging through dumpsters. One of the most concerning threats is commonly referred to as "Social Engineering", these cyber criminals take advantage of flaws in the way people behave to deceive targets and obtain sensitive information which can later be used for various unethical purposes. One type of Social Engineering is known as Phishing. Phishing attacks will commonly simulate sensitive or important emails to trick their targets into doing something which could result in a potential compromise. Teachers have access to such a significant amount of sensitive data and many lack the training which is found in the corporate environments making them the perfect target for a Phishing attack. This presentation will look at effective methods to Identify, Respond to, and finally Protect yourself from Phishing attacks. It will also contain a demo which shows just how convincing and dangerous these attacks can be. Along with that, there will also be a discussion on previous cases of successful Phishing attacks in various education environments, what affect they had on the school, how they were handled, and finally what could have been done differently.

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Christopher Marotta

Intern, Lynchburg City Schools

Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT

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