As part of Walsh College's participation in National Security Awareness month, we're offering the interactive workshop: Social Media - Friends, Foes, and Assorted Zombies. This session is open to the public and will offer insight on social media security and proper usage. Bring friends, family, or co-workers to learn the tricks (and treats!) of social media. You're encouraged to bring your laptop to follow the presentation. Wireless internet access is available through the Walsh College library.
Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $10 includes refreshments and admission to the hands-on session.
The Dangers of Sharing Social Data, presented by Steven Fox
Social media offers a medium by which we connect with others quickly, regardless of distance. We disclose freely information, creating a sense of connection in a virtual community. This session explores the dark alleys of this world; where data is used my miscreants to deceive their targets. Attendees will learn first hand the tools used to collect social data, analyze it for patterns, and employ it nefariously. They will also learn how to negotiate the shadows of an open world while protecting their privacy online.
The Power of Posting, presented by: Brenda Meller
Today’s social media is powerful because you are reaching people where they “hang out.” By connecting with friends on ions on LinkedIn, and finding followers on Twitter, you can establish a powerful social network. If you’ve grown up with technology, you have a huge advantage over the more “mature” generation who is having to learn how to use these sites (plus how to get comfortable with sharing personal info over the internet). The social web is an excellent way to make great use of technology and communication. You hold a great deal of power.
Steven F. Fox, CISSP, QSA, MITS, Cybersecurity
Steven is a Security Architecture and Engineering Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this role, Steven advises multiple groups within the Treasury, offering security guidance on system architecture and engineering to ensure compliance with Federal standards and requirements. Steven is a syndicated blogger covering IT Governance, Risk Management, and IT-Business fusion topics. He also sits on the Board of the ISSA Detroit chapter. His speaking engagements include ISSA and ISACA events, SecureWorld Dallas/Detroit, Security B-Sides Chicago/Detroit/Las Vegas, and GrrCon.
Brenda Meller, Director of Marketing, Walsh College
In her role at Walsh, Meller manages the College's marketing plans and assists the development of marketing strategies and tactics for the College’s award-winning “Live. Breathe. Business” campaign. She hosts the Walsh College social media webinar series and has lead social media workshops through the Take Charge program. She also frequently speaks on social media for associations including Automation Alley, the Troy Chamber, Toastmasters District 28, the Institute for Supply Management - Southeast Michigan, HRAGD (a local chapter of SHRM), and MichiganWorks!. In addition, Meller authors three blogs: Meller Marketing, 15 Minutes a Day on LinkedIn, and Social Media for Walsh College.