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University of Maryland Global Campus is observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a three-part video series throughout the month 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.

In Part Two of our 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.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), celebrated every October, is a collaborative effort between government and industry to 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 message for NCSAM 2019—Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.—focuses on citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. These videos created by our faculty 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 Two (Videos 4-5)

Oct. 16-22

Video 4: Every new technology comes with vulnerabilities. Michelle Hansen, a collegiate professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics at UMGC, explains how we can secure our personal information, especially as we adopt more internet-connected consumer devices.[youtube]

Video 5: Recent grad Felicia Newton, Master of Science in digital forensics and cyber investigation, shares her tips for protecting your personal information when using smart devices in our interconnected world. [youtube]


Previously on

Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

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

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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