Celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Join ITaP this October to learn more about digital privacy.


Featured Stories

Privacy basics from Purdue's internationally known cybersecurity expert

Online privacy keeps evolving, so it's important that we keep learning. Dr. Gene Spafford, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and Purdue faculty member, shares his knowledge and some practical tips for keeping your private information private.

Purdue’s chief privacy officer discusses need for a uniform federal privacy standard

If every state has its own set of privacy laws, institutions like Purdue will have a hard time complying with them all. For the sake of compliance and simplicity, Purdue’s chief privacy officer argues for a clear and reasonable federal privacy standard.

ITaP's Deputy Chief Information Security Officer advises how to manage your personal data for cybersecurity month

Consider this scenario. Before heading to class, you check your mail before running out the door. It is three weeks into the spring semester of your junior year. You start sweating and your heart sinks — it's a message from the Bursar's Office. The message claims your student loan wasn't funded and you need to transfer money immediately. What to do?

10 cybersecurity tips and resources for academic researchers at Purdue

From researchers working with the Department of Defense to those working with publicly available data, faculty, staff and students at Purdue have resources to keep their research, personal data and University systems safe.

Upcoming Events 

October 17-18, 22-23

Cybersecurity Escape Room

Can you solve a cybersecurity mystery? A member of Purdue University has been hacked, and it's up to you to investigate. Form your team and get to the bottom of just how it happened while also learning best practices to keep your private information safe. 

Winning teams, those who complete with the fastest times, will receive a $50 gift card. 

Registration closed.


October 29 

Privacy Matters Panel 

Talk to the experts about privacy and why it matters. Hosted on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Krannert Auditorium, hear our panelists bring their decades of experience and unique perspectives as we discuss academic, professional and personal data privacy. Moderated by Braden Anderson, Purdue University's deputy CISO, the panelists will include:

  • Audrey Mills, CPO, Eli Lilly 
  • J.J. Thompson, Founder, Rook Security (acquired by Sophos)
  • Joanna Lyn Grama, Senior Consultant, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Trent Klingerman, CPO, Purdue University

Learn More 


Where do you draw the line?

It’s not cameras on drones, it’s cameras on drones plus automatic face recognition, plus activity monitoring, plus predictive behavioral algorithms. It’s not any one individual privacy invasion – it’s all of them used together. 

Email scams and phishing -- How to spot them in your Purdue email & what to do

Tl;dr technology can only do so much to stop phishing and other scam messages. It’s up to us to be proactive against suspicious email and phone calls and help stop scammers in their tracks. 

Be ready for the new semester by testing your BoilerKey before you need it

BoilerKey, which adds a second layer of security to protect sensitive information, has been required since fall 2018. However, after a summer away, a refresher might be nice. Here are tips to keep your BoilerKey in working order for the 2019 fall semester.


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