To mark the end of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, students in Teju Herath’s Information Assurance class brought attention to important security topics by sharing their class projects last week.
Herath, an Associate Professor in the Goodman School of Business, says the posters are a great experiential learning opportunity for students in her undergraduate and graduate classes to share what they are studying in class.
“The whole purpose is to create awareness,” Herath says. “In general, you will only take protective action if you are aware of a problem or issue. The first step is to be aware.”
The posters took common cyber security issues such as phishing, identify theft and password security and presented information with suggested precautions people can take.
“This is a great opportunity for students to take their coursework outside of the classroom while raising awareness about an important issue,” says Goodman Dean Andrew Guades.
The poster competition was held in collaboration with Brock’s Information Technology Services department which has a number of security awareness campaigns throughout the year. The winning phishing poster was created by ITIS 3P92 students Alex Palubski, Noah McCann, Ananya Das, Ben Guay-Marceau and Kagatha Manasivayam.
The posters were displayed along the Canadian Tire bridge Wednesday, Oct. 31 and were judged by IT Security and Infrastructure Specialist Daniel Garcia, ITS Client Services Director Andy Morgan, Associate Vice-President, Information Technology Services David Cullum, Goodman Accreditations Co-ordinator Alyssa Freeman, and Technical Analyst Russ Fisenko.