March Professional Development Dinner

Digital Self Defense: Tips, Tools and Best Practices to Stay Safe Online

Do you know what it takes to stay safe online? Do you know how to protect yourself and others? Are you worried about your online privacy? Did you know your smartphone can be attacked? Cybercriminals continue to devise new ways to attack us. In order to meet those threats, we need to understand how to defend against them.

Join Ben Woelk, Program Manager of the RIT Information Security Office and adjunct instructor, Department of Computing Security, GCCIS, for a discussion of tips, tools, and best practices that will help you enjoy the Internet more safely, whether you’re using a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet.

About the Speaker

Ben Woelk is Program Manager for the Information Security Office at RIT where he developed a leading information security awareness program. Ben is a member and former co-chair of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Awareness and Training Working Group of the Higher Education Information Security Council. He is also a former Director and Community Affairs Committee Chair for the Society for Technical Communication and is the current Scholarship Committee Chair. Ben is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional(CISSP), a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) and Accredited Trainer, and is ITIL v3 certified. He holds degrees from the University of Florida, Trinity International University and the University of Rochester, and an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design from RIT.

Ben is adjunct faculty at RIT, teaching classroom and online courses in Computing Security Fundamentals and Technical Communication. Prior to joining RIT, Ben provided technical communications and change management consulting to a number of area Fortune 500 companies. His current interests include working with other security awareness practitioners to develop effective security awareness programs and providing mentoring and coaching to new and aspiring introverted leaders, and speaking and presenting workshops on introverted leadership, creating security awareness programs, and technical communication.

Location and Costs

Rick's Prime Rib
898 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624

Students $15 others $20

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Event Date:

  • Event Date: 03/20/2018
  • Event Start: 05:30 PM
  • Event End: 08:00 PM

Event Location:

  • Ricks Prime Rib
  • 898 Buffalo Road
  • Rochester, NY
  • T: (585) 235-2900
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