Oct 3: Join the ISO for Mobile Device Security Day
October 1, 2013
October is National Cybersecurity
Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year's theme is Mobile Device Security.
Mobile device security is just as
important as traditional computer security.
For the first time in history, the majority of Americans own a
smartphone (56% per the Pew Research Center).
Cybercriminals are now targeting these devices to steal data and commit
fraud. In some cases, malware takes
control of the device until the owner pays a ransom.
On October 3, 2013 from 11:00 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m., the Information Security Office (ISO) is hosting a mobile device
security event in the Rangos Ballroom.
Vendors, researchers, the ISO, and others will be on hand to demo the
security features of mobile devices, report findings, and offer tips to secure
your mobile devices. Please join us for
food, fun, and a chance to win a Chromebook, an HTC One Smartphone and more. Carnegie Mellon University Police members will be available for laptop and tablet registration. This is an opportunity for university members to register their laptops and tablets with the University Police as a tracking mechanism in the event of loss or theft. For more information visit https://www.cmu.edu/iso/aware/ncsam/index.html
In the meantime, check out the
ISO's mobile device security guidelines and the FCC's Ten Steps to Smartphone
Mary Ann Blair
Director of Information Security
Information Security Office
Carnegie Mellon University
ISO Hotline: 412-268-2044