October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

As part of Wellesley’s NCSAM efforts, Library & Technology Services (LTS) is sponsoring a number of events and initiatives in October to help increase our community’s awareness about data security.  


"Data Spies, Human Hackers & Internet Attackers: Bulletproof Your Privacy & Profits" with John Sileo

Friday, Oct. 24, 10:00 AM at Babson's Olin Hall Auditorium



Our featured event is a BOW-sponsored presentation and book signing by John Sileo, an award-winning author, trusted advisor, and leading speaker on successfully managing privacy and reputation exposure. He is CEO of The Sileo Group, which advises clients like 60 Minutes, Blue Cross, the FDIC, Homeland Security, the Pentagon, Pfizer, USA Today, and organizations of all sizes on defending privacy, profits, and reputation. His presentation, “Data Spies, Human Hackers & Internet Attackers: Bulletproof Your Privacy & Profits,” highlights current data privacy trends as well as practical, tactical solutions.

His talk will be held on Friday, Oct. 24 from 10:00 -11:00 AM at Babson in the Olin Hall auditorium, with a book sale and signing immediately following the presentation.  Food and beverage will be provided. We will also be providing transportation to Babson for those that need it.  Shuttle vans will leave the Campus Center beginning at 9:30 AM, and will return following the presentation at 11:00, and then again at 11:30 for those wishing to stay for the book signing.

RSVP requested - please click here.

This event is open to all Faculty, Staff and Students.

Code 2600 showings, with raffle and giveaways

Code 2600 is an award-winning film that documents the rise of the Information Technology Age as told through the events and people who helped build and manipulate it. The film explores the impact this new connectivity has on our ability to remain human while maintaining our personal privacy and security.  We will be offering 2 showings of the film:

  • Tues. Oct. 21, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM in Jewett Auditorium 

  • Wed. Oct. 29, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in the Library Lecture Room.  

LTS will have giveaways for the first 150 people attending each showing, and each person will also be entered into a raffle to win a free iPad Mini.  The film is open to all faculty, staff and students.

Free raffle for students who complete the SANS Security Training

Every student who completes the online SANS security training by October 31 will be entered into a raffle for an iPad Mini. To access the training, log on to MyWellesley, click on the Student Self-Service tab, look under Administrivia for the channel called “Data Security Training for Students”, and click on the link for "SANS Security Training".  (If you can’t access the training immediately, please click on the second link to request a training account.  Allow 3-5 days for creation of your account.)  The training takes about 50 minutes to complete and consists of 17 short 1-3 minute videos with a one-question quiz at the end of each video.  

LTS Security Gnomes

To increase student awareness of physical safety of computing equipment, LTS student employees (a.k.a “LTS Security Gnomes”) will be patrolling the libraries and other public spaces on campus to watch for unattended laptops and cellphones.  When they find one, they will leave a "Security Alert" card with helpful security resources. When they spot someone practicing good physical security, they will leave behind a "Security Kudos" card along with a security gnome (printed on the 3-D printer in Clapp).

Stop, Think, Connect

This is a new public service campaign by Microsoft and the Department of Homeland Security.  See the video below, and for more information and videos, visit the Stop.Think.Connect website at

Take Intel's ClickSmart phishing challenge

Over the past year, phishing has become one of the most prevelant ways hackers use to gain access to your information by sending fake emails that look real.  See if you can spot the scams, take the Intel ClickSmart challenge!  Intel is giving away a Surface Pro 3 in a random drawing from those who complete the quiz.

Security tips posted on digital signage on campus


CyberSecurity Tip of the Week #4: Recycle Responsibility

Before selling or recycling your computer, make sure you backup and securely erase all data from it. 

We suggest using Darin's Boot & Nuke (DBAN) free CD to wipe drives on both PCs and Macs, at

Look for the weekly security tips on the digital signage across campus throughout the month of October.  Click here for more security tips.

Information on what you can do to be secure online

LTS will have handouts available at our services desks on how to stay safe and secure when you're online.  We will make these available as PDFs on this website too.

Additional online resources for being safe online

Visit these online websites for more information:

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

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