HCCC to host info sessions for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Free sessions address ways to increase security and protect against Internet threats.

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The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Information Technology Services Department will host a series of information sessions this month on cybersecurity. The events have been planned as part of the college’s commitment to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NSCAM).

NSCAM was established by presidential proclamation in 2004, and has been formally recognized by Congress; federal, state and local governments; and leaders from industry and academia. The initiative is designed to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient, and that remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come.

Hudson County Community College is a NSCAM “champion” in the growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.

The free sessions, which are open to the general public, are as follows:

  • “Secure IT: Don’t Be a Phish” on Friday, October 11, at 2 p.m. in Room 518 of the College’s Gabert Library, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City;
  • “Secure IT: Make Your Home an Internet Refuge” on Friday, October 18, at 12 noon in Room 505 of the HCCC Culinary Arts Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City;
  • “Protect IT: Your Personal Information is Like Money” on Tuesday, October 22, at 10 a.m. in Room 103 of the HCCC STEM (Science, Technology and Mathematics) Building, 263 Academy Street in Jersey City;
  • “Protect IT: Your Personal Information is Like Money” on Wednesday, October 23, at 10 a.m. in Room 301 of 2 Enos Street in Jersey City;
  • “Protect IT: Make Your Home an Internet Refuge” on Tuesday, October 29, at 12 noon in Room 518 of the College’s Gabert Library, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City; and
  • “Own IT: Basic Security Principles” on Wednesday, October 30, at 11 a.m. in Room 511 of the College’s North Hudson Campus, 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City.