Past Events

In celebration of cyber security month, UIT is hosting numerous events! 


October 27th, 12pm (Virtual)

FYI Friday: Cyber Security and You

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October 17th, 12pm, MU Horizon Room (Corvallis Campus) 

Information Security Town Hall

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October 12th, 11am-12:30 pm, Obsidian Hall (Cascades Campus)

Student Session in the Dining hall



October 12th, 2pm-3:30pm, Room 205 (Cascades Campus)

Faculty Session



Beaver Community Fair

Come check out the OIS Table. Learn facts about cybersecurity at OSU and load up on free merch!




Keynote Speaker- David Kennedy

Keynote Title- The Hacking Age

Attackers are continuously figuring out new methods to gain access to computer systems and enterprises. Everything from Ransomware to targeted and precise attacks aimed at intellectual property theft, monetary gain, or other motives. In today’s age of hacking, it’s never been more important to understand who the hackers are and the methods they use to attack organizations. In this talk, we go into the demographics of hackers, how they are hacking, and the best defenses both from a personal perspective as well as an enterprise. It’s possible to withstand the attacks we see today with proven practices, but it requires hard work, and an understanding of who your adversaries are.

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SEC Game Day - 10/12/22

Stop by the SEC plaza from 9:45 am - 1:30 pm to play "Spot the Phish" and get a chance to win OIS swag. Learn more about the migration to Microsoft Exchange online and how this transition will serve to better protect OSU students. 


Cyber Resilience Summit - 10/13/22

The Summit is a preeminent one-day cybersecurity event hosted by The University of Oregon in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Oregon Department of Justice Titan Fusion Center, and the Technology Association of Oregon. This year’s theme will be Building a Strong Cyber Workforce – Women and Diversity in Cybersecurity with a focus on achievements and opportunities for women in the field of Cybersecurity.  


Lunch and Learn Workshop - The OSU Community and Cybersecurity: What does it all mean? - 10/14/22

Ever wonder about phishes, cyber security threats, and how the OSU Community is affected by them?  Have you wondered if you can help defend the OSU Community from them?  Come and participate in a conversation about cybersecurity and get updates from the Office of Information Security.  This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered! This is a virtual event.


Cybersecurity Month Panel - 10/18/22

Join us from Noon to 1 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room for a panel discussion featuring speakers from the public, private, and educational sectors to discuss current trends and the future of cybersecurity. Free lunch is provided and guaranteed upon registration, however registration is not required to attend.


Information Security Town Hall - 10/26/22


Phishes, Scams, Cyber Threats, Oh My! The Information Security Town Hall is an opportunity for the OSU Community to hear from the Office of Information Security and learn about common cyber security threats that affect Beaver Nation.  There will be an open question and answer session as well—come learn about what you can do to help protect our Cyber Dam and ask any burning questions you might have! Join us from noon to 1pm at this zoom link:


October 26, 2022: Cyber Security Town Hall.

A meeting held where each team to give a short discussion of the services we provide such as: a general OIS overview, GRC Support, IAM functions, what the SOC does, and Endpoint support. It also concluded with a high-level overview of threats we see as well as questions from the community.


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October 18, 2022: Cybersecurity Awareness Month Keynote Panel.

Want to learn more about Cybersecurity Trends and Issues from the perspective of a large Federal Agency and from key industry leaders?  OSU hosted a Cybersecurity Panel discussion in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, followed by a short Q&A session.

Panelists included:

Ken Bible, Chief Information Security Officer, US Department of Homeland Security
Brian Gancherov, Senior Technical Specialist, Software and Digital Platforms (Security, Compliance and Identity), Microsoft
Mark Butscher, Systems Engineer, Mandiant

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May 20, 2022: FYI Friday – Go Phish: How to spot email scams.

Phishing is one of the easiest ways for cybercriminals to use email to solicit your personal information - by sending urgent, high-pressure, or 'too good to be true’ offers - and posing as a trustworthy person or organization. Join us to learn more about how to spot a phish, and what to do about it. All OSU employees and students are welcome to attend. 

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November 2, 2021: Office of Information Security Town Hall.

The Office of Information Security team explains what the mission of OIS is, and the different ways in which the office pursues their goals regarding cybersecurity. The OIS team also introduces themselves and explains what their roles and responsibilities are within the university. 

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October 28, 2021: Cyber Trends: Social Media, Information, and the Security of the Nation.

LtGen Lori Reynolds, USMC (retired) gave an informative lecture covering the impact social media has on national security. LtGen Reynolds has experience at the national level as the senior cyber leader in the Marine Corps and is a thought leader in information and influence. 

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October 25, 2021: Information Security Symposium: Cybersecurity in Academia and the Private Sector.

Oregon State's Information Security Officer, David McMorries, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Drew Simonis, discuss their expertise regarding cybersecurity in their respective field.

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