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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

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Governor Abbott has declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the state of Texas.  The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is hosting three speaker sessions that focus on information security.  These sessions are open to ALL employees at state agencies and institutions of higher education.  In addition, the session on October 19 is open to the general public as well.  The sessions are listed below (with registration links).  Additional details on the sessions can be found in the by clicking on the titles below.

October 7

Deceptioneering: Exploring How Humans are Wired for Deception
Perry Carpenter, Gartner
9:00 – 11:00 am
William B. Travis Building, Room 1-111
200 attendees maximum
Click here to register

October 12

An Assessment of the Global Threat
Rich Boyer, NTT Data
2:00 – 4:00 pm
William B. Travis Building, Room 1-111
200 attendees maximum
Click here to register

October 19

A Look at Social Engineering Attacks
Matt Snider, Denim Group
9:30 – 10:30 am
Capitol Building, Room E1.004
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – 300 Attendees maximum
Click here to register