Staying safe online: exploring cyber threats and protection strategies

Staying safe online: exploring cyber threats and protection strategies

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location Details

Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street in Old Ottawa South

Contact Information

Andrea Lawrance, 6135202600 2616,


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About this Event

Host Organization: Faculty of Science

Explore Science through Carleton’s popular Science Cafe series! All are welcome at these entertaining and informative public presentations. The next cafe features Professor Sonia Chiasson discussing cyber threats and protection strategies.

Abstract: Why do users behave insecurely even though most will readily state that security and privacy are important? We will cover some of our recent research exploring reasons why users' actions do not necessarily reflect their desire for security and how the configuration of security systems may actually weaken security in practice. We will discuss the main cyber threats faced by end-users, demonstrate some of our interactive educational material for improving digital literacy, and discuss realistic strategies for reducing risks while still enabling users to pursue online activities.

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