Clean up your apps regularly, removing those you don't use. Some apps may be able to monitor and access various types of data on your phone, including your contact list. And if your phone has a SIM card, set a PIN code for the card — if the phone is ever lost, nobody can use the card. —Efstratios Gavas, Doctoral Candidate - Computer Science; Team: Cyber Forensics Challenge
Posted October 12th, 2010
As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, computer science and information technology students offer tips on how they keep their own personal information safe and dodge traps set by clever hackers. The students are members of the School of Engineering's prestigious Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Lab and the masterminds behind Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), the most comprehensive set of challenges for elite computer science students.
On October 29, more than 300 finalists from across the continental United States will compete for prizes and scholarships on the School of Engineering Brooklyn campus by solving the kinds of simulated security crises likely to emerge in an increasingly wired world.