NCSAM 2019 Champion & Activities

Again this year, I am a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion. HCCC is also an institutional champion and is hosting events for NCSAM. I believe that awareness is key to defense in our hyper-connected world. As technology struggles to keep up, it is key that all users of Internet-connected systems are aware of those key…… Continue reading NCSAM 2019 Champion & Activities

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Small Business Info Sec Tips – Patching

I participated in a wonderful panel on Information Security for small businesses this week. The event was hosted by HCCC’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division. This will be the first webinar in a series. Check here for more information. We covered critical material for business people, and my bit was discussing backup and patching.…… Continue reading Small Business Info Sec Tips – Patching

Small Business Info Sec Tips – Backup

I participated in a wonderful panel on Information Security for small businesses this week. The event was hosted by HCCC’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division. This will be the first webinar in a series. Check here for more information. We covered critical material for business people, and my bit was discussing backup and patching.…… Continue reading Small Business Info Sec Tips – Backup

Let’s Talk: Learning from the Fall, Preparing for the Spring

I joined a panel to discuss Higher Education experiences in the pandemic Fall semester, and what we are considering for the Spring semester. While there have been many challenges, I am impressed with the resilience of our students and faculty. I think the greatest challenges are maintaining equity and assuring faculty are comfortable with all…… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Learning from the Fall, Preparing for the Spring

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NERCOMP Anti-Racism in Academia (ARiA): Learn

Please join me for an important upcoming event on October 22, 2020, at noon. NERCOMP is partnering with ARiA to extend October’s conversation on LEARNING about antiracism. The NERCOMP Leadership Ecosystem program will focus its monthly event on the ARiA LEARN themes: allyship, intersectionality, systemic racism, and implicit bias. I, along with other ARiA facilitators…… Continue reading NERCOMP Anti-Racism in Academia (ARiA): Learn

CIO Visions – Cloud vs. On-Prem, How Do You Decide?

2020 has made our conferences so much different, hasn’t it? No more flights to pack in a few more minutes of preparation. No more networking at happy hour. No more walking the halls of an (un)familiar hotel. However, the conferences do go on. I am finding such helpful content at these professional development opportunities. For…… Continue reading CIO Visions – Cloud vs. On-Prem, How Do You Decide?

CIO Visions “Your Data Is Vulnerable” Presentation

It will be my first time attending a CIO Visions Summit. I am excited to meet other CIOs and see what is going on outside of the Higher Education sector. On the third day of the meeting, I am speaking about information security. My focus is on current threats, and on the importance of the…… Continue reading CIO Visions “Your Data Is Vulnerable” Presentation

EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar | Influencing a Security Culture: From Community College to Ivy League

David Sherry and I reprised our successful Security Professional’s Conference session on Information Security Awareness. We continue to believe that influencing culture is key to success with an Information Security Program. Our session materials are available online here: https://events.educause.edu/educause-live/webinars/2019/influencing-a-security-culture-from-community-college-to-ivy-league

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Women in Technology Panel – Apex CIO Assembly NYC

It was my honor to join with several accomplished women from the metro NYC area on a panel to discuss our insights on Women working in Technology careers. As many of our fellow Technology leaders discussed the difficulty in finding and retaining talent, we reflected on how to be more welcoming to women. Diversity of…… Continue reading Women in Technology Panel – Apex CIO Assembly NYC