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Students’ Computer-Security Video Draws National Attention

A prize-winning video created by five Penn College students to raise awareness of and increase computer security at colleges and universities is mentioned in a nationally distributed press release and included (among other media outlets) in the latest roundup of Yahoo! Financeheadlines. The 2007 Computer Security Awareness Video Contest was sponsored by the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force; the students’ video was produced in the Fundamentals of Information Security class taught by Lisa R. Bock, an information technology instructor. EDUCAUSE’s press release offers a reminder that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. During that time, the School of Business and Computer Technologies will present several programs to educate students and local businesses on methods to provide a secure environment online. Students and student groups will attend the programs and be invited to participate in the events. One vehicle to increase awareness is a poster contest that explains computer-security problems and actions individuals can take to protect their personal information. To support the contest and events, departments within Penn College are asked to donate items for useas prizes. Send an e-mailif interested.

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