Data Privacy Day 2019

Today is Data Privacy Day.  As discussed in, the annual event is an effort to promote data privacy awareness and education.  The US-CERT article has links to a host of resources which can help individuals become more aware of the importance of safe online practices.  While by no means an exhaustive list, consider the following the next time you pick up that smart device:

  • Be weary of email messages from businesses or organizations unknown to you expressing an unreasonable urgency to provide them your personal information.
  • Be aware of the information that you share about yourself in social media outlets.  Social posts never die.
  • Be aware that free anything is never free.  Many free apps comes with the cost of your personal information to download or use the app.
  • Speak with your children about the online games which they are playing.  Most of these games include the ability to converse and share information with other players.  These players may not be the individuals that they profess themselves to be.  Know who your kids are talking to.

I had the pleasure of speak with Logan @ News Talk 94.1 ( about the data privacy and simple steps that individuals can take to improve their personal security profile.  The article can be found at

Tennessee Tech CSAT Seminar 2018

Save Hours of Headache with Less Than an Hour of Attention: Tennessee Tech CyberSecurity Awareness and Training (CSAT) Seminar for TnTech Faculty and Staff
STEM Center auditorium, Tuesday, October 30 at 11— 12 p.m.
Derryberry Auditorium on Thursday, November 1  at 11— 12 p.m.
Please join us for the CyberSecurity Awareness and Training (CSAT) Seminar 2018 – an cybersecurity awareness event for faculty and staff of TnTech organized in the honor of National CyberSecurity Awareness month of October.  This Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC) sponsored event is designed and presented by Tech Computer Science students.
An hour of your time with CSAT can save you HOURS of headache for you regarding cyber safety at home and work.
The seminar will be offered two different times and locations to accommodate the busy schedules of our faculty and staff.   The first will be at the STEM Center auditorium on Tuesday, October 30 at 11:00am; the second opportunity will be held at the Derryberry Auditorium on Thursday, November 1 at 11:00am.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.