From Fermilab Today, September 25, 2009
You type your name, address and credit card number into an online form. Somewhere across the country, a hacker gains access to your personal information and swipes it. But what happens next?
A speaker from Team Cymru, a local Internet security research organization, will explain that and more in a lecture on the underground economy of identity theft at noon on Tuesday during Fermilab's Computer Security Awareness Day event. Lectures will take place in the Wilson Hall One West, Wilson Hall One North and Curia II conference rooms. The lectures are free and do not require registration. Friends and family members may also attend.
You can also bring your USB drives to the password doctor kiosk in the Wilson Hall atrium where CD's Greg Cisko will scan them for viruses between 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Computing Division employees will hold several other talks and training sessions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Attend these events to learn more about passwords, the new remote VPN system, the Tune IT Up campaign and other computer security topics. You can also fulfill your ITNA requirements by completing training provided Tuesday on subjects such as basic computer security, protecting personal information and security essentials for system administrators.
Check here for a full schedule.