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Mercy College’s Cybersecurity Program, in the School of Liberal Arts, is hosting an event to celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The focus of the event is to understand risks when using your personal mobile devices in the workplace. The topic, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD),  is a reference to the policy many businesses have of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets and smart phones) to their workplace, and allowing those devices to access privileged company information and applications.


Mercy College, Rotunda Hall, Dobbs Ferry

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

5pm – 9pm


Mercy College’s Mathematics and Computer Sciences Chair, Dr. Zhixiong Chen, says, “Cybersecurity spans information technology, security management, law and regulations. It protects and defends our national infrastructure, and ensures its availability and integrity. Today, we are in a quite different digital world as we are used to be. Wireless and mobile are the leading trend. The result is the amount of data generated is exploding. Data analytics to gain insight and association is more important than ever. BYOD is a phenomenon in this new arena.”


Topics to be discussed at the event:

·         BYOD, what does it mean to employers and employees? What does it mean to students?

·         What are the advantages and disadvantages of BYOD?

·         Will any information saved on my own device be still mine? If compromised, when can we know and how to protect?