Data Security and YOU! Materials.

UPDATE: Presentation materials are now available for download HERE – seperate downloads for .pptx presentation and applications zip file.

This technology workshop will address the risks that are ever present to your data from hardware failure, deliberate theft, inadvertent release, and complex network based attacks. We will outline some emerging threats to data security, present some ways to minimize the risks that your data will be lost or accessed inappropriately,and suggest preventative measures/best practices that should closely adhered to on a daily basis. Some basic tools for securing data when it is stored or transmitted will be introduced, including software tools for encryption, secure erasure, creation of personal VPN, collaboration and file sharing. Backup methods and types will be discussed. From the ever popular localized mirror solution to the many “cloud” based backup solutions we will address the good, the bad and the ugly of each technology. Feel free to suggest further topics of discussion as we hope to make this a very interactive session.