Information Security Awareness week 18-21 October 2010

Presentations for this event are now available for download. Please see the table of speakers below for links

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Information Security awareness week is open to all students and staff and will provide an overview of why information security matters to all of us and what we need to do to protect ourselves from identity theft and other IT threats. Awareness seminars will take place in venues across DIT and will provide:

  • Simple tips on how to protect yourself at college and at home
  • Data protection - the legal implications for a data breach
  • Information on how staff can get their DIT laptops encrypted
  • Details on how obsolete DIT laptops can support development work in Malawi through

The schedule for the awareness seminars is listed below and tea/coffee & sandwiches will be provided at each session (excl. 143 Rathmines Road)

Campus  Venue  Date  Time 
 Aungier Street  Theatre 4-079   Monday 18th October   12.10 - 13.00 
 143 Rathmines Road  Canteen  Monday 18th October  15.00 - 15.50
 Bolton Street  Theatre 281   Tuesday 19th October  13.10 - 14.00
 Kevin Street  Theatre 1-008  Wednesday 20th October  13.10 - 14.00
 Cathal Brugha Street  KOS theatre  Thursday 21st October  13.10 - 14.00

There will also be an afternoon seminar on Thursday 21st October running from 2pm-5pm with invited security experts from DIT and industry (including McAfee and Microsoft) who will share their experiences in information security.

Campus  Venue  Date  Time 
 Aungier Street  Room 5-050 Thursday 21st October   14.00 - 16.00
  •  Paolo Carner, McAfee, Inc. 
  •  Prof. Jon Blackledge, Stokes Professor, DIT 
 Covert cryptography & steganography 
  •  Adam Arndt, Microsoft 
  • School of Computing students
Laptops for Africa

This seminar will conclude with a reception where delegates will be able to talk to representatives from the IS Department and School of Computing on the laptop encryption and disposal programmes. Vendor representatives from Ward Solutions, Microsoft and McAfee will also be on hand to provide additional information and show their latest security products

If you would like more information please contact the IT Compliance Office at ext 4604 or email:

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