Events - February 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST

Speaker: Kate Wood, Science Computing

Kate, Client Service Coordinator from the Science Computing Helpdesk will be talking about her experience with the divide between user needs and IT service.

Topics will include email, Office365 and WatIAM.

Discussion is encouraged during the talk.

Friday, February 3, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EST

Speaker: Terry Labach, IST

Cybercriminals have sought to make money in many ways by attacking our computer systems. Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of ransomware – software that takes computers and data hostage. Victims are told to pay up, or face crippling losses.

In this presentation, Terry will trace the growth of the ransomware industry. He will give examples of the software used in attacks and offer some countermeasures that can prevent or mitigate ransomware attacks.

This talk was first presented at WatITis 2016.

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