Computer Security Video Wins Award

The University of Virginia’s Office of Information Technology and Communications won the first-place award from ACM’s Special Internet Group for University and College Computing Services for a video on how excessive, inappropriate personal information on the Web can be damaging. The 70-second video shows a job applicant trying to explain the contents of his personal blog and a picture of himself on a photo sharing site to a hiring committee. The applicant is unable to come up with an appropriate answer and is embarrassed by the situation. The video ends with the warning, “What happens on the Web, Stays on the Web,” with an emphasis that it will be there permanently for all to see. The video was one of the university’s contributions to the “Who’s Watching Charlottesville?,” a cross-sector community initiative campaign to create greater cyber awareness in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area and help residents learn to protect themselves online. “We created this video to get our message across to students in a humorous to-the-point way,” says Scott Crittenden, a systems analyst in the Information Technology and Communications office and director of the video. “It’s a gratifying culmination of our efforts to be recognized by SIGUCCS for a national award.”

Read full article: U.Va. Computer Security Video Wins Award. Source: ACM TechNews.

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