The advent of the internet and emergence of the Digital Age created a concurrent demand for cybersecurity as we strive to manage the truly significant implications on all aspects of our daily lives, personally and professionally. Media headlines are featuring cyber attacks  and disruptions on a daily basis. This vital role defending our data has become essential on fundamental level of society and will continue to gain in importance as our dependence on technology accelerates. WGU’s College of IT has been offering an on-going series of educational resources to provide insights from academic and professional experts regarding these critical challenges and I wanted to especially bring these new events to your attention in recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology whenever and however you connect. WGU is a proud champion and supporter of this online safety and education initiative this October. We will be presenting events and activities throughout the month, starting with these two timely discussions hosted by Jake Wilson, WGU’s Security Awareness Evangelist based in our Information Security Office.

A Whole Lotta BS (Behavioral Science) about Cybersecurity
Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance
Wednesday October 4, 1:00 PM PT

New research from the National Cybersecurity Alliance reveals insights about the public’s attitudes and beliefs about security. With your audience participation, we’ll compare what you think to our research participants and cut through the confusion to give you easy, practical advice and tips on how to keep yourself, your family, and your organization safe and secure.

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Issues of Cyberbullying in Today’s Modern World                                                                                   

Tina Meier, Founder and Executive Director of the Megan Meier Foundation
Wednesday October 18, 10:00 a.m. PT

Tina Meier will share the story of her daughter, Megan, and describe the devastating effects of bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide. Megan’s story touches students, parents, and educators in a profound way that reminds us to think before we speak, click, or act.

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  • WGU Cybersecurity Series: Stay tuned for the next in an on-going series of programs focusing on trends in Cybersecurity, hosted by Paul Bingham,  Senior Vice President and Executive Dean, WGU College of IT.

WGU Studios and WGU’s Cybersecurity Department have teamed up to create a series of captivating, informative, upbeat, and energetic broadcasts to address current, trending topics and issues in the world of cybersecurity.

  • WGU College of IT programs

Join us for an on-going series of IT virtual events sponsored by WGU College of IT, providing real-world knowledge and experience from industry and research experts across the spectrum of IT specialties and careers.  In addition to registering for upcoming programs, you will also have access to a library of previously-hosted events.