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This year marks the 25th year of malware on campus. Before the advent of the Internet, email or Unity accounts, computers at NC State have been degraded or damaged by various malware and hacking attacks, which resulted in system failures, data loss, and disruptions to the university business, teaching and research activities. 

Today, threats to computing at NC State have never been greater, but there are ways to reduce your risk of cyber attacks. OIT security expert Tim Gurganus will discuss:
  • A brief history of malware on campus over the past 25 years.
  • The anatomy of current and past cyber attacks to teach you how hackers target your computer, steal your identity, money and intellectual property.
  • A step-by-step live demonstration of how a malware attack occurs.
  • What the threat landscape looks like—how it’s changing and trends to watch.
  • The top 5 things you can do today to make your PC and smartphone more secure.

Light refreshments will be served, and you will have the opportunity to register to win great prizes including an Apple iPad, an iPod Touch and a Kindle Fire. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 31.