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President to give State of the University Address Thursday

President Carol Cartwright will share news of where BGSU stands and what is in the works for the coming year in her State of the University Address on Thursday (Oct. 15).

The speech begins at 10 a.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Everyone is invited to arrive at 9:30 for refreshments.


Learn how to protect your good name in cyberspace

It’s your name—and it’s yours to protect. At a time of daily reports of identity theft, how do you protect yourself? In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the BGSU Information Security Office will host a presentation by two FBI agents, designed to help keep us from becoming victims.

“Protecting Your Good Name—Social Networking Awareness and Identity Theft Precautions” will be the topic of the talk, from 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The agents will address how information shared on social networking sites can be harmful, and how to effectively use these sites to communicate while still protecting your identity. Considerations and “red flags” to look for by those who work in areas that handle sensitive data will be explained.
 
Also discussed will be the methods commonly used by criminals to obtain personal information, tips on how to keep private information from falling into the wrong hands and steps to take if you become a victim of identity fraud. Using actual identity theft cases and the lessons learned from these crimes, the agents will show how seemingly harmless pieces of information shared on social networking sites can lead to becoming a victim of identity theft, and how the information shared can have an impact on a college student’s career.
 
Hosted by the Office of the CIO, the free presentation is open to all University and community members.
 


 
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October 12, 2009

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