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The Risks are Real... Online Safety for HR Professionals

Event Start Date: 6/21/2017 7:30 AM

Event End Date: 6/21/2017 9:30 AM

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The Risks are Real... Online Safety for HR Professionals

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Registration & Networking:  7:30am - 8:00am

Program:  8:00am - 9:30am

Location:  NYSUT Conference Center, 30 North Union Street, Rochester, NY 14607

Hosted by GVC SHRM!

Presented by Ben Woelk, Program Manager, RIT Information Security Office

This program is pre-approved for 1.5 Professional Development Credits by the Society of Human Resources Management and 1.5 HR (General) credits by the HR Certification Institute.

We all know that online safety is important, but we don’t often know the truly important steps we should take to ensure online safety. HR Professionals face online threats that are common to all internet users. However, there are specific threats that may be targeted specifically at them. Join us as we talk about the trends in online threats in 2017, what risks they introduce, and what you can do to ensure the safety of your employees and yourselves.

By the end of this session, participants will:
• Articulate the steps needed to be safe online
• Prioritize the importance of threats faced specifically by HR professionals
• Determine how to raise security awareness in their organizations
• Understand the dangers posed by ransomware, phishing, and scams

About our Speaker:  Ben Woelk, CISSP, is the Program Manager for the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he's 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. He has been a CISSP (#379414) since 2015 and is ITIL v3 certified. Ben 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.