Computer Security Day Recognized at SCF

(Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 21, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) recognizes that computer security is vital and it is helping to train our next security experts, offering Associate in Science degrees in network systems technology.

SCF knows the importance of information security and the still growing industry surrounding computer and network security. SCF is still accepting students for the Spring 2018 term in the business and technology program, which offers an associate degree in network systems technology with a network security/cybersecurity specialization as well as a certificate in network security. As part of National Computer Security Day on Nov. 30, the program offered some simple tips to protect your own data:

  • Update your passwords and make sure they are a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. The most common passwords, and therefore the worst ones, are “password” and “123456”;
  • Adopt two-factor authentication. This prevents anyone from hacking into your accounts and changing your password without you knowing;
  • update all your anti-spyware and anti-malware programs and conduct a virus scan;
  • encrypt (find the option in your settings) all your files and back them up.

For more information, contact William Culver, network systems and technology program director, at or 941-752-5509. 

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