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Data Privacy Month Jan 28- Feb 28


The University of South Carolina is proud to join the National Cyber Security Alliance, Educause, industry leaders, and our colleagues in higher education by participating in Data Privacy Awareness Month 2015. By joining us in this effort you can protect your data, your privacy, and help others learn to do the same.   


The Human Face of Big Data

Big Data is defined as the real time collection, analyses, and visualization of vast amounts of information. In the hands of Data Scientists this raw information is fueling a revolution which many people believe may have as big an impact on humanity going forward as the Internet has over the past two decades. Its enable us to sense, measure, and understand aspects of our existence in ways never before possible.

The Human Face of Big Data captures an extraordinary revolution sweeping, almost invisibly, through business, academia, government, healthcare, and everyday life. It's already enabling us to provide a healthier life for our children. To provide our seniors with independence while keeping them safe. To help us conserve precious resources like water and energy. To alert us to tiny changes in our health, weeks or years before we develop a life-threatening illness. To peer into our own individual genetic makeup. To create new forms of life. And soon, as many predict, to re-engineer our own species. And we've barely scratched the surface...

This massive gathering and analyzing of data in real time is allowing us to address some of humanity biggest challenges Yet as Edward Snowden and the release of the NSA documents has shown, the accessibility of all this data can come at a steep price.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Social Networks, programs and applications might not come with a visible price tag, but that doesn’t mean they're "free". Collection and resale of personal data is a multi-billion dollar business. You have a right to control your information. Don’t just give it away. Follow these tips to safeguard your privacy online.

  • Always read the privacy policy before signing up.
  • Run a strong Internet security package. You need anti-virus and protection from spyware & malware.
  • Consider using a pseudonym (fake name).
  • Never share your birthday, age or place of birth.
  • Avoid "checking-in" at places. Disable location tracking on mobile devices.
  • Never register for a service with your school or work e-mail address.
  • Do not post pictures of others without their permission; require others to offer you the same courtesy.

Never accept requests from people you do not know.

To request a screening of this film, please contact the University Information Security Office at uscitsec@mailbox.sc.edu
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from Hyrax Films Private on Vimeo.

Events

January 28 "The Human Face of Big Data" movie screening
Join us for a FREE screening of "The Human Face of Big Data", an examination of the realities and repercussions of big data.
Russell House Theater - 1-3pm
This screening is FREE to all USC students, faculty, and staff
January 28th Privacy after Hours - Columbia, SC
Privacy After Hours is a fun and easy way for IAPP (International Associate of Privacy Professionals) members and non-members to get to know other privacy professionals.
There's no agenda! Just show up and have a good time! You are responsible for your own expenses.
Gervais and Vine - 5:30-7:30pm
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1IHPW2a
February 6th Password Bootcamp - USC Aiken
On the Web, passwords are often the only thing that separate the good guys from the bad guys. Why do we use them? How do they really work? Are they enough?
Come learn how to build and maintain passwords that will make a hacker's head spin!
Nursing Building, Room 114 - 10-11:30am
RSVP: carlah@usca.edu
February 6th Security for the Mobile Device: Locking down your Android or iPhone USC Aiken
The increase in mobile devices on campus brings a special set of security challenges. It is up to you to lock down your device. Don't worry, we can help!
Nursing Building, Room 114 - 2-3:30pm
RSVP: carlah@usca.edu
February 6th "The Human Face of Big Data" movie screening USC Aiken
Join us for a FREE screening of "The Human Face of Big Data", an examination of the realities and repercussions of big data.
SCIENCE 327 - 3-4:40pm
This screening is FREE to all USC Aiken students, faculty, and staff.
This event is eligible to provide ICE credit to USC Aiken students.
February 9th "The Human Face of Big Data" movie screening USC Upstate
Join us for a FREE screening of "The Human Face of Big Data", an examination of the realities and repercussions of big data.
Quiet Room of the Dining Hall - Noon-1:30pm
This screening is FREE to all USC Upstate students, faculty, and staff.
RSPV: lcaggiano@uscupstate.edu
February 9th Password Bootcamp - USC Upstate
On the Web, passwords are often the only thing that separate the good guys from the bad guys. Why do we use them? How do they really work? Are they enough?
Come learn how to build and maintain passwords that will make a hacker's head spin!
Campus Life Center, Room 319 2-3:30pm Refreshments will be served!
RSPV: lcaggiano@uscupstate.edu
February 9th Security for the Mobile Device: Locking down your Android or iPhone USC Upstate
The increase in mobile devices on campus brings a special set of security challenges. It is up to you to lock down your device. Don't worry, we can help!
Campus Life Center, Room 319 3:30-5pm Refreshments will be served!
RSVP: lcaggiano@uscupstate.edu
February 9th "The Human Face of Big Data" movie screening USC Upstate
Join us for a FREE screening of "The Human Face of Big Data", an examination of the realities and repercussions of big data.
Quiet Room of the Dining Hall - 5:30-7pm
This screening is FREE to all USC Upstate students, faculty, and staff.
February 12th UofSC Shred Day
SecureCarolina is proud to partner with Shred 360 to offer complimentary shredding services to UofSC students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Make sure you come out to destroy outdated sentivie information. Keep your data, and the paper out of the landfill!
All information will be shredded on site for recycling and reuse. Shredding services are limited to 2 boxes per person.
Location: GS4 Parking lot at the corner of Greene and Lincoln Streets, across from the Colonial Life Arena.
10am-2pm
For more information, dial (803)777-8823
February 13th "Securing the PC for the Home" Workshop
Teaching users of varying comfort levels how to get the most security from their Windows machine. Bring your laptop to follow along with this interactive workshop.
1600 Hampton, Suite 101 11:30am-1pm
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1J9FyR4
February 27th Security for the Mobile Device: Locking down your Android or iPhone
The increase in mobile devices on campus brings a special set of security challenges. It is up to you to lock down your device. Don't worry, we can help!
1600 Hampton, Suite 101 11:30am-1pm
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1J4ZKFA
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