CSI Mini University Session 6/16

Professor Jean Camp on "Trust and Risk on the Internet"

On the morning of Friday June 6th, 2017 Professor Jean Camp spoke about vital issues of internet use and personal net security.  Covering security topics ranging from State-level breaches to personal attacks, she lectured about the various dangers and advocated for self-protection measures that can significantly reduce your risk online.

Topics of her presentation included: 

  • How to avoid attacks on your bank account and keep your personal information safe
  • How to identify and avoid fake anti-virus and ransoming
  • How to make good passwords
  • Attacks on the state and the individual
  • Risk perceptions and behaviors
  • Why words matter 
  • Who is attacking who?  

In the interest of outreach, we are making handout materials from the lecture available from this page. Additionally below is a list of items Professor Camp mentioned during the event and small summaries of each item.

YubiKey - Two factor authentication USB device created by Yubico. https://www.yubico.com/

 Firefox - An opensource web browser designed by Mozilla. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/

Ghostery - Browser extension to help users to block tracking and other scripts online. https://www.ghostery.com/

LastPass - Password manager that generates passwords and remembers them for you. https://www.lastpass.com/

WhatsApp - An instant messaging app for smartphones that has end-to-end encryption to help maintain privacy of their users. Owned by Facebook. https://www.whatsapp.com/

Signal - Another instant messaging app that has end-to-end encryption for messages, phone calls, video, etc. Owned by Open Whispers Systems. https://whispersystems.org/

Dr. Jean Camp is a co-director of the Center for Security Informatics and a professor of Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington. She's the author of Trust and Risk in the Internet Commerce, and studies the numerous effects of security breaches, state-wide and personal.