Posted Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Department of Information Technologies at County College of Morris will hold a seminar on how to protect against identity theft on Thursday, Jan. 28.


The seminar, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. in the CCM Center for Cyber Security, Emeriti Hall, Room 217, on the college’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. The seminar is being held as part of the national Data Privacy Day.

Seminar attendees will learn how to set their privacy and security settings on website services and devices, along with tips on what not to share online and steps to protect against identify theft through multi-factor authentication. Ways to check systems and devices for problems also will be covered.

This seminar is part of the “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign, a national public awareness effort to convey that cyber security is a shared responsibility and that each person has a part in keeping the Internet safe. As part of that effort, the Center for Cyber Security in the Department of Information Technologies at CCM is hosting this event to help educate students, faculty, staff and the public on data privacy issues.

CCM is serving as a leader in cyber security education in New Jersey and is the only community college in the state recognized as a certifying institution by the National Security Agency’s Committee on National Security Standards.

John Tugman, Chief Information Officer for Morris County government, says that every county resident with a computer or I-phone or other Internet-connected device can enhance their protection from hackers or those who would steal your valuable information by taking some very basic steps, such as using strong passwords.

“Recognizing that we now live in a world that is more connected than ever before, with the Internet touching almost every aspect of our daily lives, it is more important than ever before to know how to safely and securely utilize the Internet and your computers,’’ said Tugman.

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