Regis University joins forces to host cybersecurity phonathon Oct. 28-30; event will provide free cybersecurity awareness advice to callers

Hannah BreeceOctober 28, 2013

(DENVER) – In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Regis University is joining with the State of Colorado, the Colorado National Guard, 9NEWS, the Information Systems Security Association and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association to provide free cybersecurity awareness advice to callers in a Cybersecurity Phonathon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 28-30

Students from Regis University’s Master’s in Information Assurance and Master’s in Systems Engineering programs will be among those running the phone lines.  Because it is a national awareness month, the organizers hope to host this event annually.  In 2007 President George W. Bush declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month. 

“The advice line represents the first attempt to educate the people of Colorado in cybersecurity practices, and it offers an opportunity to focus their attention on their surfing and computer usage behavior,” said Dan Likarish, director of the Center on Information Assurance Studies at Regis University and one of the event’s leaders.  “The event is important because if we can get people to be more conscious of good cybersecurity behavior, then the rest of the nation and world will follow.”

The event will offer advice about safe practices for email, web surfing, mobile devices, online accounts and passwords, as well as provide general troubleshooting assistance.

To call into the phonathon dial 303-964-6848 or 1-800-388-2366, ext. 6848.