Information Technology students conducted security diagnostic checks on notebook, tablets, and smartphones for the Missoula community during the week of October 23rd. General recommendations for all users was to keep operating system and applications files up to date, make use of a firewall, and always use up-to-date anti-malware software. All participants were exposed to a social engineering exercise as a part of the community security diagnostic activity. Social engineering remains the leading cause of cybersecurity-related attacks.
"This is an actual issue that people used to be more aware of and what
we do here is check out people's computers and ask questions about their
security settings on their computers," said IT student Sam Bartsch.
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Cybersecurity Awareness Week will take place October 23 - 27, 2017 on Missoula College's River Campus. Security Diagnostic Checks for notebook, tablet, and smartphones will take place Monday-Thursday from 11am-2pm in the building's foyer. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to bring their personal electronics
Friday events include a presentation for students involving Blockchain Technologies from expert Lou Person. A Friday reception is slated from 4-5:30 at the Blackfoot Cafe.
High Tech Company, Alter Enterprises (AE), recently partnered with students from Missoula College's Information Technology program of study in completing a research and development (R&D) project. Ryan Alter began by providing students with a short introduction to AE business operations. Next, Ryan gave a tour of the AE-R&D Lab located in MonTEC, UMs business incubator. Following instruction and tour, students participated in an R&D activity involving new server equipment for one of AE's data centers. Pictured below are Ryan Alter providing a slide show, Ryan directing students in an R&D activity, and students working with equipment in the Alter Enterprises R&D Laboratory.