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Updated: 2012 Speaking Schedule, January through June

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I’ll be speaking at the following events this winter and spring. Watch for my presentation materials on SlideShare.

January 9: HEISC (Higher Education Information Security Council), Town Hall. Recording available.

January 30:  Bullet Proofing Your Career Online (with Hannah Morgan, @careersherpa), ABCPNG (Always Be Connecting Power Networking Group), First Unitarian Church, Rochester, New York

Description: What are the 10 key steps to building and securing your online reputation? A security professional and a career sherpa provide their perspectives on how to create an online presence that enhances and promotes your career safely and effectively.

April 23rd: Bullet Proofing Your Career Online (with Hannah Morgan, @careersherpa), STC Rochester Spectrum Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

April 24th: Leadership Day, STC Rochester Spectrum Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Facilitating the event and the panel discussion

May 17: Engage! Creating a Meaningful Security Awareness Program (with Cherry Delaney, Purdue University), EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference 2012, Indianapolis, IN

 Abstract: This session will help attendees identify available resources and tools and determine the steps needed to create an engaging security awareness program. We’ll share how to integrate social media, video and other resources in an effort to reach a variety of audiences. We’ll also discuss how to leverage security incidents to create opportunities for engagement with your community. We’ll conclude the session by helping you plan a series of targeted activities for a high profile event such as the National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

May 20: Communications Liftoff! Rocketing your Community to the Stars, Leadership Day progression, STC Summit, Rosemont, IL

May 21: Bullet Proofing Your Career Online (with Hannah Morgan), STC Summit, Rosemont, IL

May 23: Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media 2012, STC Summit, Rosemont, IL

Description: Lightning Talk. What are the top ten ways to shockproof your use of social media? What’s new for 2012?
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Making Information Security Fun

Category:Facebook,Higher Education,Information Security,Infosec Communicator,Internet Safety,Presentations,Social Networking,STC,STC Rochester,techcomm Tags : 

I shared this presentation at the October program meeting of the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. The presentation demonstrates how the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology used marketing techniques to reinforce key messages to raise awareness around information security concerns such as phishing.

To see more about how we’re using blogging to raise awareness in a specific academic course, visit the RIT Cyber Self Defense blog.

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Announcing the RIT Cyber Self Defense Student Blog

Category:Higher Education,Information Security,Infosec Communicator,Uncategorized

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I teach a section of Cyber Self Defense, a security awareness course at the Rochester Institute of Technology. We always have a number of interesting discussions about current infosec issues. I believe these discussions would be of interest to a wider audience, and especially to readers of the Infosec Communicator blog.

This fall, we’ve created a blog for the students to share their thoughts on various information security topics. We’re requiring the students to blog weekly, so we’re hoping to generate a good amount of traffic to and discussion on the site. (The students will be blogging in lieu of a term paper.)

I’m expecting this activity to be quite a challenge for many of the students. Most of them are first-year Information Technology, Information Security/Forensics, and Networking, Security, and Systems Administration majors. They are very much techies who can easily grasp the nuances of a highly technical field. However, most of them aren’t used to communicating technical concepts to general audiences and many of them do not appreciate the value of blogs written by professionals. So we’re providing an opportunity that addresses both issues.

The blog launches the week of September 5th and should run through the end of November. I invite you to visit and comment on the posts.(Your comments will be held for moderation.)

I think it will be an interesting exercise.

What do you think?

RIT Cyber Self Defense Blog

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