Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to protect yourself and your data from cyber threats
Free training program. Lunch and light refreshments included.

August 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
August 7 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by the College of Business’ Computer Information Systems Department and the CSU Cybersecurity Center, this two-day program will empower participants with essential knowledge and practical skills to protect their digital information. Participants will understand the significance of digital security, and learn to create robust passwords, practice safe internet habits, and navigate social media securely. They will gain insights into protecting personal data, securing mobile devices, and setting-up account security. Additionally, they will learn to identify and mitigate cyber threats effectively.

Program Activities: Lectures, Demonstrations, Hands-on Learning, Interactive Activities and Group Discussions.

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Day 1:

Part 1: Introduction to Security and Privacy

Objective: Understand the importance of security and privacy in the digital age.


  • Introduction to Digital Security and Privacy
  • Understanding Personal Information and Data
  • Identifying Common Threats (Phishing, Malware, Social Engineering)


  • Interactive presentation on the importance of security and privacy.
  • Real-life examples and case studies of data breaches and their impact.
  • Quiz or game to identify phishing emails or malicious websites.

Part 2: User Authentication: Passwords and Account Security

Objective: Learn to create strong passwords and manage account security.


  • Principles of Strong Passwords
  • Use of Password Managers
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)


  • Workshop on creating strong passwords.
  • Demonstration and hands-on session with a password manager.
  • Setting up MFA for popular services (email, social media).

Part 3: Social Engineering: Safe Internet Habits and Email Security

Objective: Develop safe browsing habits and understand email security.


  • Secure Browsing Practices
  • Understanding HTTPS and VPNs
  • Email Security (Spotting phishing, Safe attachments)


  • Interactive session on safe browsing.
  • Demo on installing and using a VPN.
  • Workshop on identifying and reporting phishing emails.

Day 2

Part 1: Social Media and Personal Data Protection

Objective: Understand the risks associated with social media and learn how to protect personal data. Topics:

  • Managing Social Media Privacy Settings
  • Risks of Oversharing Online
  • Legal Rights and Recourses (GDPR, CCPA)


  • Guided tour of privacy settings on popular social media platforms.
  • Group discussion on the implications of oversharing online.
  • Presentation on data protection laws and individual rights.

Part 2: Mobile Security

Objective: Learn about mobile security threats and best practices.


  • Mobile Security Best Practices
  • Understanding App Permissions
  • Safe Use of Public Wi-Fi


  • Workshop on securing mobile devices.
  • Interactive session on app permissions and implications.

Part 3: Program Assessment

Objective: Final program assessment Activities:

  • A quiz or test covering topics discussed in the program.
  • Closing remarks and discussion on staying updated with security and privacy practices.

Additional Elements:

  • Daily Security Tips: Start each day with a quick tip or fact about security and privacy.
  • Interactive Elements: Quizzes, games, and interactive modules to reinforce learning.
  • Resource Distribution: Handouts and digital resources related to the topics discussed.
  • Feedback Sessions: End each day with a feedback session to address doubts and encourage discussion.

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Rockwell Hall West 207