New Workshop—Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.
Cyber Security and Privacy: Protecting Yourself and Your Users Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, July 6, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific
If you read today’s headlines about security breaches, you might be thinking of going back to fax machines and snail mail. Or you might feel that privacy is completely dead. While there is no such thing as foolproof security and privacy, there is a middle ground that you and your users can find.
In this workshop, Nicole Hennig contrasts media hype with expert opinions to show you how prevalent certain security concerns are compared to the hype that surrounds them. She provides reasonable actions that you can take to protect yourself and your data. You can use this information to offer workshops that teach your users how to best protect themselves online.
In the workshop, Hennig discusses both the hype and expert opinions on these questions:
- Is your laptop or smartphone’s traffic being harvested when on public wi-fi?
- What’s the best thing to do if your device is lost or stolen?
- Is your data safely backed up?
- Should you trust a password manager?
- What are the advantages of using Touch ID on iPhones?
- Is it a good idea to use mobile payment systems in retail stores?
- Can criminals hold your data captive and ask for ransom?
- How can you make theft of your identity less likely?
- Is your laptop camera or microphone recording without you knowing it?
- Are you giving away information for targeted advertising?
- How easy is it for anyone to see all of your search engine history?
- Should you use encrypted messaging and email? How?
About the Instructor
Nicole Hennig is an expert in mobile technologies for libraries. In her 14 years of experience at the MIT Libraries, she won awards for innovation, and worked to keep academics up to date with the best mobile technologies. Now she has her own business helping librarians stay current with new technologies. She is the author of several books and technical reports, including Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies, Apps for Librarians, and “Podcast Literacy: Educational, Accessible, and Diverse Podcasts for Library Users.” Like most librarians, she is passionate about access to information for all. Mobile apps are empowering for all ages and abilities, and librarians who take her courses are becoming technology experts for their communities. To stay current with the best technologies for education and productivity, sign up for her email newsletter, Mobile Apps News, and follow her on twitter @nic221, where she tweets about libraries, apps, and emerging technologies.
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