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“Exploring Data Security” workshop

There is no silver bullet when it comes to protecting your data from hackers or even accidental file deletion. The unfortunate reality is that addressing these challenges means facing both the technical vulnerabilities in systems as well as those that arise from human behavior and choices. To better protect against hackers and occasional hardware failure, the Research Computing + Cyberinfrastructure (RCCI) group of University Technology ([U]Tech) will conduct a one-hour workshop Thursday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Adelbert Hall’s Toepfer Room.

The “Exploring Data Security” workshop will educate researchers about the different information categories used at Case Western Reserve University, including human subject research data. Attendees also will learn how to categorize data by sensitivity levels and subsequent options for using [U]Tech resources to protect the data as well as options available for processing research data, plus options for further training.

Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our information and information systems is a responsibility we all share. Loss, corruption or inappropriate access to information can interfere with CWRU’s mission, interrupt business, damage reputations or result in negative financial consequences.

Registration is available online.

Those who have security-related questions but can’t make it to the workshop can contact the Information Security Office through the service desk at 216.368.HELP.