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EITS programs, services focus on cyber safety

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Enterprise Information Technology Services is hosting educational programs and highlighting services to increase understanding of cyber safety for UGA faculty, staff and students.

“Basic Computer Security Boot Camp” will be held Oct. 24 from 1-5 p.m. at the Training and Development Center.

It will cover security requirements for UGA and techniques for safer computing and Internet use, both at work and home. Register online for the course, which is free, at

EITS will conduct its annual Computer Health and Security Fair on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the second floor rotunda of the Miller Learning Center.

EITS also is offering several new services and sites. The PAWS-Secure wireless service is now available to all faculty, staff and students on the Athens campus. It allows for easier access to wireless connections and requires only a one-time setup. Once a device is configured for PAWS-Secure, it will remain connected to the wireless network. More information about PAWS-Secure is available online at

An updated information security website ( is now available, too. Organized by resources available to faculty, staff and students, it provides easier access to important security information, policies and best practices. 

A new section related to security awareness is now available on the EITS website. This page ( includes topics such as phishing, malicious advertising, online checklists and helpful online links.

SendFiles, a new EITS service, allows faculty, staff and students to send email attachments containing sensitive information or to send file attachments that are too large for email services. It is available at