Security Awareness, Information and Resources

OUCH! | : Staying Secure on the Road

Overview
In this newsletter, we will cover how you can securely connect to the Internet and get things done while traveling. While your network at home or at work may be secure, you should always assume that any network you connect to when you travel is untrustworthy. You never know who else is on it and what threats they may pose. Some simple pre-travel measures can go a long way towards protecting your data while you travel.

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OUCH! |: What Is Anti-Virus?

Overview
Anti-virus is a security program you install on your computer or mobile device to protect it from getting infected by malware. The term “malware” is a catch-all phrase for any type of malicious software, such as viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware. In fact, the term malware comes from combining the words malicious and software. If your computer has become infected by malware, a cyber attacker can capture all of your keystrokes, steal your documents or use your computer to attack others. Contrary to what some people believe, any operating system, including Mac OS X and Linux, can be infected.

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OUCH! | Social Engineering

Overview
A common misconception people have about cyber attackers is that they only use advanced hacking tools and technology to break into people’s computers, accounts and mobile devices. This is simply not true. Cyber attackers have learned that one of the easiest ways to steal your information or hack your computer is by simply talking to and misleading you. In this newsletter, we will learn how these types of human attacks (called social engineering attacks) work and what you can do to protect yourself.

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OUCH! | : Five Steps to Staying Secure

Overview
As technology gains a more important role in our lives, it also grows in complexity. Given how quickly technology changes, keeping up with security advice can be confusing. It seems like there is always new guidance on what you should or should not be doing. However, while the details of how to stay secure may change over time, there are fundamental things you can always do to help protect yourself. Regardless of what technology you are using or where you are using it, we recommend the following five key steps.

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OUCH! | Email Do' and Don'ts

Overview
Email has become one of the primary ways we communicate in our personal and professional lives. However, we can often be our own worst enemy when using it. In this newsletter, we will explain the most common mistakes people make and how you can avoid them in your day-to-day lives.

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Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.