Cybersecurity Events

2022 Event Schedule and Registration


Each October, USNH recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month by offering events and resources about information protection and data security risks. This year's virtual events will cover topics including careers in cybersecurity, automotive network security, and practical ways to protect your information at home, work, and school. Registration is required for all webinars.


The Path to a Cybersecurity Career

October 4th|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tom Nudd, Chief Information Security Officer, will provide an in-depth look at careers in Cybersecurity.  Participants will learn about the different career paths in IT security and the kind of degree programs and qualifications required. This is a great webinar for students and any employee trying to change careers into Cybersecurity.

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


ICS/OT Cybersecurity: Malware Threats Examined & Explained

October 5th|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Dragos ICS/OT experts, Sam Hanson and Markus Mueller, as they discuss the background on major operational technology (OT) cybersecurity threats, the latest research on the PIPEDREAM malware and a PLC password cracker, and how to significantly reduce the likelihood or impact of opportunistic IT-focused events.

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


Security Challenges in Advanced Manufacturing

October 6th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Qiaoyan Yu, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will provide an overview of cybersecurity challenges in Advanced Manufacturing. This talk will introduce the emerging security attacks in the manufacturing environment. Selective examples will be used to demonstrate the physical attacks, which are conducted remotely or locally. Existing countermeasures will be introduced as well to address the security changes.  This is a high-level introduction for audiences at all levels of the University.  

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


Phishing Attacks and How to Protect Yourself

October 11th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Joshua Annis, Cybersecurity Operations Engineer, will provide an in-depth look at phishing attacks. This is a high-level introduction for audiences at all levels of the University.  

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


Wi-Fi Security

October 12th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Matthew Reed, Cybersecurity Operations Engineer, will provide general information and tips on Wi-Fi Security. This is a high-level introduction for audiences at all levels of the University.  

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


Splunk Boss of the SOC

October 13th|11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Splunk will offer an engaging capture the flag style security event that utilizes Splunk Enterprise in conjunction with Splunk Enterprise Security. This event is for individuals who have used Splunk and would like to utilize its capabilities to assist in threat hunting within a fun and safe virtual environment where Splunk will assist in detecting threats.

Where: This event will be conducted online via Zoom. Register here to reserve a spot!


Women in Hardware and Systems Security Workshop (WISE)

October 14th|8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The WISE workshop aims to attract more women to join the field of hardware and systems security (HSS) and provide a forum for the women in HSS to support each other. The workshop program includes keynote and visionary talks, panel discussion, oral presentations, hardware demos, as well as mini-tutorials. 

Where: This event will be conducted in-person. Find more WISE workshop information here.


Disinformation Campaigns

October 18th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. David Yasenchock, Director of Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance, will provide an overview of current trends with Disinformation Campaigns. This is a high-level introduction for audiences at all levels of the University.  

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


See Yourself in Cyber

October 19th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CISA, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, will provide a presentation aligned with this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — which demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. We will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate CISA partners and the public, and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school – now and in the future.

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


Automotive Network Security

October 20th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nicholas Ilyadis, Senior Director of Product Planning at Achronix, will provide an in-depth discussion of automotive network security. The automobile industry continues to integrate more processing and communication capabilities into vehicles. In today's automobiles, 40% of the cost is electrical and electronic, amounting to a small network and data center. The automobile is evolving into a mobile data processing system in the wild, ranging from theft to data exfiltration. This talk will cover the evolution of the connected car, its use cases, threat vectors, and mitigation approaches, in addition to what further development is needed to protect the connected car in the future.

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


Personal Cybersecurity at Home

October 25th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

David Blezard, Senior Director of Enterprise IT Systems, will discuss personal cybersecurity and how to protect yourself at home. There are threats to finances, data, and reputation that can impact you personally.  Learn about the risks and the simple steps you can take to reduce your risks of becoming a victim of cybercrime.  This presentation will be appropriate for all students and staff across USNH.

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


Cybersecurity Policies in the Workplace: Expectations and Challenges

October 26th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ever wonder why we have certain cybersecurity policies, or why policies may not be followed? Director of our M.S. Cybersecurity Policy & Risk Management program, Prof. Maeve Dion discusses expectations and responsibilities from both the employer and employee points of view. For students or employees wanting to better understand workplace cybersecurity, and for employers wanting to engender a positive cybersecurity culture within their organizations, this session highlights important considerations and recommendations for improvement.

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


Cybersecurity Threats and Impacts on Higher Education

October 27th|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cybersecurity challenges face all types of organizations. The threats we see impacting the private sector are similar to the threats that the MS-ISAC has seen impacting the Education sector. These threat actors are not only after money, personal information and organization secrets, but they are also looking to damage your organization’s reputation. While no single organization can prevent these threat actors from targeting and infiltrating your network, the resources provided at no-cost by the MS-ISAC can help mitigate these risks. Resources ranging from actionable intelligence and passive monitoring of your public information, to actively blocking malicious connections from establishing, the MS-ISAC provides no-cost resources to over 13,000 organizations across the United States. During this presentation, Elijah Cedeno and Michael Woodward will discuss the current threats impacting the Public Higher Education & K-12 Schools and discuss some of the services the MS-ISAC has to offer at no cost.  

Where: Register here for the Zoom Webinar.


2022 NCSAM Raffle Information


The 2022 NCSAM Raffle prizes are:

Grand Prize - 1 Ipad Mini

One $25 Amazon gift card

 One $25 Amazon gift card

One $25 Amazon gift card

One $25 Amazon gift card

One $25 Amazon gift card

ET&S Cybersecurity will provide all event attendees a raffle entry into the 2022 NCSAM Raffle for each event they attend. Raffle prizes will be drawn at the end of the month and winners will be notified via email.