Cybersecurity is a constant challenge for all organizations. Heck, just keeping up with the pace of technological change is a herculean task all by itself. People and organizations are faced with a virtual blizzard of new technology every day and, in trying to improve our organizations, we have to evaluate and adopt new technologies all the time. We must also think about how these changing technologies impact the security of our organization, our information, our clients, constituents and staff.
This course will help students build a solid foundation for those looking to significantly improve their literacy around digital security. The sessions will focus on both strategy and tactics, helping students learn foundational security skills that will apply for years to come, while also delving into the specific tactics and tools that are most relevant today. Whether you are just starting on your cybersecurity career, looking to help make your organization more secure, or looking to develop literacy and skills around cybersecurity, this course is for you.
What are the requirements?
- Basic working knowledge of computers, networks and the Internet
- A desire to improve both personal and organizational cybersecurity
- A spirit of adventure
What am I going to get from this course?
- Understand the core principles of cybersecurity
- Learn how social engineering (including phishing) work
- Know the threetwo (32) key things you can do to immediately improve cybersecurity at your organization
- A basic primer in GDPR (General Data Protection Requirement)
- How to perform a high level cybersecurity risk assessment
Who is the target audience?
- IT professionals looking to develop cybersecurity skills
- Nonprofit “Accidental Techies” looking to add “accidental cybersecurity ninja” to their skillset
- Anyone interested in understanding and applying key cybersecurity principles
Meet your instructor
Joshua Peskay is the Vice President of Technology Strategy at RoundTable Technology and an accomplished technology leader with more than two decades of experience managing technology for over a thousand New York City nonprofit organizations. Joshua is committed to helping organizations sort through the rapid pace of technological change to select the best products and services available and use them effectively. Joshua is a dynamic and engaging public speaker with a proven track-record for planning, implementing and supporting a wide range of successful technology solutions for nonprofits.
Joshua is also a nationally recognized expert in nonprofit cybersecurity and performs dozens of cybersecurity assessments a year for various organizations, with a focus on those organizations in the civil rights and immigration rights sector. Joshua works to help organizations overcome FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) to gain a thorough understanding of the risks they face and actionable and achievable steps they can take to manage those risks.