Privacy & Cybersecurity


Privacy & Cybersecurity – Introduction

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Privacy & Cybersecurity

With cyberspace being so widespread and so tightly intervened with the physical world, activities in cyber-reality are directly affecting our real human lives. And just like in the physical world, the Privacy and Security of the cyber-world are responsibilities of everyone involved .

This workshop is designed for people who, while using computers and advanced mobile devices daily, have little knowledge about the subject. It provides a basic introduction to concepts of cyber-privacy and cyber-security, broadly covering “Why” and a very basic level of “What”, creating a knowledge foundation and an emotional drive to learn further – in more technical details – the “What” and the “How”.

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  • 1.Data. Privacy. Security. What do those concepts mean in the context of our daily lives and what is the relationship between them?


  • 1. Components of digital communication (data flow) – divide and conquer.
  • 2. Most common interactions in cyberspace – throwing stones.
  • 3. Data sensitivity levels – boiling a frog.


  • 1. To defend – think like an attacker.
  • 2. IT – Ph.D. or ABC?
    • a.Risk areas by stations of data flow.
    • b.Risk areas by activity.
  • 3.Social engineering – the adapter between a chair and a keyboard.
    • a.Risk areas by data value.
    • b.Risk areas by activity.
  • 4. Addressing the risks.

Wrapping up.

  • 1.Big Data – Big Consequences.
  • 2.The next step.

LEVEL: Basic Introduction


PREREQUISITES: Basic computer literacy



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Kenneth McLaurin, Jr.
Financial Management Educator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 150


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated June 10, 2019