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University of Maryland Global Campus is observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a three-part video series featuring UMGC cyber faculty, students and recent alumni, who share their tips and insights to help you understand and secure your digital profile at home and at work.

Cyberattacks on e-commerce systems often result in financial and reputational harm as well as compromised personal and corporate data. In Part Three of our series, Patrick O'Guinn, Sr. program chair of Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigations at UMGC, and Elena Healing, a recent graduate of the UMGC Cybersecurity Management and Policy program, discuss how to enhance security when transacting business online.

Celebrated every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to both raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

The overarching NCSAM message for 2019—Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.—focuses on three specific areas—citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. These videos created by our faculty, student and alumni participants highlight the 2019 NASCAM themes—personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace.

Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. Part Three (Videos 6-7)

Oct. 25-31

 Video 6: Patrick O’Guinn, Sr., program chair, Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigations, shares his advice on how you can protect your personal information while conducting commerce transactions online. [youtube]

Video 7: Elena Healing (MA ’19), a recent graduate of the UMGC Cybersecurity Management and Policy program, explains how individuals and businesses can better protect their transactions. [youtube]


Previously on Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

Part Two (Videos 4-5 / Oct. 16-22)

In the second installment of our video series, Michelle Hansen, UMGC collegiate professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics, and UMGC alumna Felicia Newton, recent graduate of the university’s Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigations Program share their tips on securing consumer devices and what we must be aware of in an age where so many new devices are coming "online" in today's smart home.

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Part One (Videos 1-3 / Oct. 9-15)

 In our first installment, Tamie Santiago, UMGC collegiate associate professor of Cybersecurity Policy, and former students Brandon Love and Nadia Lee discuss what citizen Privacy means to them and what we all can do to ensure our own personal cybersecurity.

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