Thursday, September 14th, 2017
At NYU – 32 Waverly Place, Silver Building
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Rules of Thumb
Web Analyst and Digital Fellow
Computer security can often seem like an endless
source of bad news; between data breaches, high-profile hacks, and
disinformation campaigns, it’s easy to think that there’s little you
can do to protect yourself from hackers and other bad actors while
using your computer. However, familiarity with a core set of concepts
and tools can make a lot of difference when it comes to
defending yourself online.
This presentation will go beyond common advice (such as “Use stronger passwords!”) to explore these core concepts. Topics will include common security misconceptions, the practice of threat modelling, useful tools and rules of thumb for defensive computing. The talk will emphasize practical web browser and operating system security, especially (but not only) on the Microsoft Windows platform. No previous knowledge of computer security is required.
Patrick Smyth is a fifth-year doctoral student in English, and is currently a developer on the NEH-funded DH box, a cloud-based platform for accessing digital humanities tools.
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