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Science Café – Staying Safe Online: Exploring Cyber Threats and Protection Strategies

As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, Sonia Chiasson, associate professor and Canada Research Chair at the School of Computer Science, will be discussing cyber threats and protection strategies.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Why do users behave insecurely even though most will readily state that security and privacy are important? This installment of Science Café will cover recent research that explores the reasons why users’ actions do not necessarily reflect their desire for security and how the configuration of security systems may actually weaken security in practice.

Chiasson will discuss the main cyber threats faced by end users, demonstrate interactive educational material for improving digital literacy and discuss realistic strategies for reducing risks while enabling users to pursue online activities. Refreshments will be provided by Bridgehead.

The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton University to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of our award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community. For more information, visit: Sciencecafe.Carleton.ca.

 

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